Green Dining At Maple Landing
At Maple Landing, we know the importance of making a positive impact on our community and the environment. We strive to keep our carbon footprint as small as we can. We are doing our best to create a positive impact on the environment by using compostable and recyclable "Ecotainer" takeout containers, to reducing waste and becoming more energy-efficient, to participating in ecological projects, causes, and events.
How Do We Go Green?
First off, at Maple Landing we recycle over 17,000 lbs of materials every month! If you add this up, that is a LOT of recycling each year. We all know the phrase: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We are taking that to heart and doing what we can in all three categories.
One of the most important moves we made in our efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycles is by introducing alternative to traditional paper products. At Maple Landing, we’re proud to use recycled paper and supplies in our office, and, on the customer side, we've started buying Ecotainer products. What are “Ecotainer products” you might ask? Well, unlike traditional packaging, Ecotainers use a plastic lining made from plants. All of these products are compostable!
We’ve also focused on our plastic bags. At Maple Landing, our plastic bags come from Trellis Earth, and they are 100% biodegradable. This means that they will not harm the environment when they decompose. They're made with natural bioplastic polymers. Which is not only great for the environment, but we don’t have to worry about our bags ending up in landfills for years to come or floating in the ocean.
Another way Maple Landing has tried to improve our environmental impact is with water consumption. No, we're not being stingy -- we're being green! We know how important water is and we don't want to waste a drop. Unlike most places, when you sit down we won’t automatically bring you water. Instead, one of our awesome staff members will ask if you'd like water with your meal. If you don’t then no use bringing it to the table and then having to throw it out. This not only saves water -- but saves on energy used to make ice and wash your glass!