Take-Out Food With An Environmental Conscience
In addition to providing delicious food for our customers, we believe we have a responsibility to minimize our impact on the environment. We strive to incorporate reusable, eco-friendly materials whenever possible to reduce waste and provide alternatives to traditional packaging for our meals. By using these renewable products, we reduce the dependence on petroleum-based materials for plastics and other non-biodegradable materials. Our salad bowls and other clear containers are plant-based plastic that meet ASTM standards for compostability. All our items are made with high-quality materials that do not contain Bisphenol-A, also known as BPA. Our normal paper bags are made from 95% recycled content that minimizes the need for deforestation of raw materials. We also offer stylish 100% cotton reusable bags to encourage our customers to further reduce the use of disposable plastic and paper bags. And even our green plastic bags are “green” since they are compostable. Sure, it costs us more than the cheap bags you find in most places, but we’re willing to spend the extra money to know that the bags we use will biodegrade and not hurt the environment.
Healthy Food In Healthy Packaging
We also believe that healthy food deserves healthy packaging. Traditional food container materials like styrofoam often contain chemicals and other potentially harmful substances such as chlorine, plastics, and bleach. We never store any of our products in styrofoam so you can also enjoy peace of mind knowing your meal is packaged in safe, non-toxic containers. The meals that you see in the black containers are 100% recyclable and are made from a special metal that is both oven and microwave safe. They also seal tightly to ensure maximum freshness. Remember, all the folks who work at Christophe’s To Go eat the delicious food that Christophe makes every day. So we have an incentive to ensure that what we make is high quality and free from undesirable chemicals in the containers.
Even Our Gift Cards Are “Green”
Our gift cards are packaged in novel, plantable seed paper. The biodegradable eco-paper is made with post-consumer materials, meaning no trees are harmed in the production process. This special paper is embedded with real plant seeds! When the gift card holder paper is planted in a pot of soil, the paper composts away and the seeds germinate to become beautiful flowers.
When we offer food samples in our take-out stores and at events, Christophe’s To Go uses tasting spoons made from renewable FSC paperboard. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification is considered the gold standard for sustainable forest management. These convenient spoons are compliant for composting and break down in 4-10 weeks. They can also be recycled and are made in the USA, further reducing their carbon footprint as compared to traditional plastic utensils made overseas.
We are proud to partner with the following green innovators to provide our customers with the most responsible, environmentally friendly packaging solutions available: