Light equipment dealer IG Group is gearing up to support restaurants and pubs which are being allowed to operate a delivery service during the coronavirus pandemic.
The firm, which has bases in both the north east and London, recently unveiled its new Green Planet Catering Products, which includes environmentally friendly takeaway boxes and cartons.
And the company has recently taken delivery of all of the products – ready to roll them out immediately to any restaurant which is considering offering this service.
Stephen Hoey, CEO of The IG Group, said he was relieved the stocks were now in the company’s warehouses, which means they can start providing them to restaurants who require them straightaway.
“We launched this range to help our clients protect the environment,” he said.
“But the added bonus is now we are also able to provide them to restaurants, pubs and bars which usually may not need these products but will use them to help create and retain business during these very difficult times.”
All products in the Green Planet range are alternatives to single use plastics and are categorised into ‘compostable’, ‘recyclable’ and ‘reusable’.
Products available include hot and cold cups, cutlery, tableware made from natural resources such as naturally fallen palm leaves and sugar cane and replacement options for fast food boxes.
The company has also tried to source products from the UK wherever practicable and reports it is committed to supporting the industry through one of its toughest challenges.