I’m seeking opinions on whether or not something is green washing or not. I live in the northeast, and my mother is working to make restaurants more sustainable. A big dilemma she’s in is that all the sustainable replacement for paper/plastic cups and other single use disposables are at least double the price, and I’m not even sure how much of an impact they have.
I live in the northeast US, so there is no commercial composting available on this side of the country. So all “compostable” options just get thrown away and sent to the landfill. Which I’ve heard can be even worse than plastic due to the methane released. But I also think it’s a positive factor that these sustainable items are generally being made from renewable sources, so at least it’s not supporting the production of brand new plastics, and creating micro plastics? I’m still not sure if the pros outweigh the cons though to make the price worth it.
I know that finding ways to get people to reuse things is the best, also starting a petition in the city to start a composting program and helping educate the community is a good idea.
Do you have any experience with this that can maybe help my mother?
Thank you guys!