In order to reduce its ecological footprint, the catering division of the Cactus group signed up to the ECOBOX initiative in November 2018 – a system which operates with wholly-recyclable returnable containers used to take away any leftover food. Since the launch, more than 1 200 ecoboxes have already been put to good use in Cactus restaurants, and it has been possible to achieve a significant reduction in the volume of food the company has needed to throw away.
Cactus thanks all those customers who, by choosing to use the ECOBOX, are contributing to saving our planet.
The ECOBOX initiative
The catering sector produces a staggering amount of food waste; this includes, in particular, all the unfinished food customers leave on their plates. To encourage customers to take home perfectly good leftovers, the Cactus group’s C-INN restaurants have decided to support the Ministry of Sustainable Development’s "ECOBOX – Méi lang genéissen" initiative which provides take-home containers for a small deposit.
This ECOBOX scheme will reduce the volume of discarded food and also make available to customers and restaurant owners a range of different take-home containers.
How does it work?
Initially, the ECOBOX will be available in our Cactus C-INN restaurants. For a €5 deposit, you can take your meal home in an ECOBOX to eat later, or if you haven’t managed to finish everything, you can transfer what’s left on your plate to your ECOBOX and take it home or back to the office and so on
After you’ve used your ECOBOX, rinse it out and the next time you go to a Cactus Inn restaurant give it to the staff – and it will be cleaned there professionally.
At our restaurants you can:
- either get your deposit back
- or exchange your ECOBOX for a new one to use for another meal.
The ECOBOX project is an initiative of the Ministry of Sustainable Development in collaboration with SuperDrecksKëscht® and Horesca.