Green Technology is Better for Environment AND Your Bottom Line

Aug 17, 2022

According to Recycle Track Systems, the United States wasted $218B a year, and the foodservice industry accounts for 40% of that. A whopping $87.2B of food waste a year. 

To put it in real terms, an average restaurant wastes between 4-10% of food prior to service through “over-preparation of food, improper ingredient storage and failure to use food scraps and trimmings can also contribute to food loss”, according to LeanPath’s “10 Ways to Save Money”.

Where Our Waste Comes From

For a small restaurant spending $5,000 a week on food, that waste ranges from $200 – $500 per week in waste OR $10,400 – $26,000 per year. If you are a chain, multiply that by 4 locations and your food waste is over $100,000 a year. Imagine what that money could mean for your business and the bottom line.

Vacuum sealing food increases the shelf life of your products by 2-5 times. This is critical in reducing food waste and improving your profit margin. The time to embrace green technology in foodservice is now. GreenVAC by Invacus offers a multitude of solutions to reduce, reuse OR recycle.

Founded in 2015, the Invacus team has a combined 45 years of experience in the restaurant and manufacturing industries. Invacus serves as the sole importer for the Dutch manufacturer Henkelman’s vacuum sealers. The core values that built this globally trusted brand are extended to the American market from its US home in Elmhurst, Illinois. As the premier product experts on vacuum sealing technology, Invacus is proud to pair their vacuum seal bags and packaging with Henkelman’s vacuum sealers to create sustainable solutions for many foodservice applications.

Shelf Life Comparison Chart
Shelf Life Comparison Chart

Invacus GreenVAC Vacuum Seal Bags are:

  • Reusable
  • Pressure Sensitive
  • Easy to Store

All three vacuum bags in this line are BPA-free, FDA approved, reduce food waste and transition easily from back of house to takeout, home delivery, and catering purposes. While there is an initial cost with purchasing the reusable vacuum bags, even if you purchased a case a month at $20/case, or $240 per year, you would be saving thousands of dollars from your food waste tab. 

  • The Pure series is recyclable, USDA organic, and made in the U.S.
  • The Preserve series is manufactured with new technology that uses 13% less plastic.
  • The Performance series is recyclable and oven safe up to 400° 

The amount of money your establishment will save over the course of a few months will pay for these upgrades in your storage equipment. If you are willing to explore Invacus GreenVAC Vacuum Packaging Systems you can remove recycling from the equation completely.

This vacuum packaging system is:

  • Reusable
  • Oven Safe
  • Dishwasher Safe  

It also offers hermetic seals, multi-layer separation of foods, and is built with Grilamid to be impact resistant and vacuum durable. These pans reduce food waste and cost of goods with their long life cycle, eliminating the cost of vacuum bags AND the number of trash pick-ups at your location. The average cost per month for trash pick-ups is $430, or $5,160 a year per the National Restaurant Association’s calculations. Not only does this decrease your carbon footprint, but it decreases the number of recycling pick-ups per week, increasing your profit margin even more. 

Contact Elevate to create the GreenVAC solution for you. These small steps add up to big savings for the climate and your costs.