Eco-taining with Talking Tables – Talking Tables UK Trade

Eco-taining with Talking Tables

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Consumers are increasingly looking to brands and retailers to help them mitigate their impact on the environment and over half say sustainability is an important factor when considering a purchase, with a third willing to pay a premium. So guiding customers on how to put an eco table together is good for business as well as the planet.

Eco-taining, or planning a sustainable table as it’s more commonly known, is especially creative and rewarding and a great talking point for guests.

Here are four tips for putting one together...

Ditch the plastic. Our napkins are home recyclable and come in card packaging. Some are home compostable too. Plus we’re offsetting them with tree planting.

Reusable items are great for a table. Items that are designed to last like these stainless steel plates are often as valid as single use recyclable ones, especially if people already have them. And glass candle holders can be brought out and used again and again.

Recommend shopping with other local small businesses where possible for seasonal food and flowers. Suggest they ask where they source their produce. If in doubt there are some websites that specialise in working with British grown flowers, for example,  flowersfromthefarm.co.uk.

Charity finds like this tablecloth are a great option. Charity shops give products a new lease of life while also fundraising for great causes. And it works both ways. If they’ve exhausted the use of their after dinner game – one of our FSC* accredited ones of course – why not take it to their local charity shop so it can be enjoyed by someone else.

*FSC accreditation means that the paper used in a product comes from sustainably managed forests.

 

 

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