Sustainable food and beverage tips
Find the right partners
Select local caterers and suppliers who follow a sustainability approach. They will have the best overview of the market availability of the relevant products.
Keep it local, organic and fair-trade
Work with your partners to choose products that are fair-trade or that are locally-produced. Select healthy and seasonal regional food. A wide variety of local products and ingredients can be found in Estonia for every preference and purpose.
Provide tap water and skip the bottled
Supplying jugs of tap water is an excellent way to avoid the waste associated with bottled water. If bottled water is absolutely necessary, use glass bottles instead of plastic. Avoid disposable cups and cutlery, instead prefer biodegradable and recycled necessities.
Reduce food waste
In order to minimise food waste, accurately calculate your attendance number and inform the caterers a few days prior to the event. If you still end up with excess food, arrange a donation to a local charity such as the Estonian Food Bank.
Avoid small packages
Have your food and beverage suppliers use bulk packages and reusable dispensers for water, sugar, salt, pepper, cream and other condiments.