Reusable Wares (coffee cups)

Reusable Packaging

Hygiene is key factor in offering food in reusable packaging

As a result of the EU Directive on single-use- plastics (SUP) individual EU member states are changing their packaging laws and regulations, leading to foodservice operators needing to offer reusable wares as an alternative to single-use wares. With the implementation of new regulations, correct cleaning and disinfection are critical factors for ensuring food safety and maintaining the lifespan of the reusable food and beverage containers. This is where Ecolab brings extensive know-how and expertise to the table to help you successfully implement solutions to ensure clean and safe reusables in your operation.

On-Demand Webinar
Reusables - The New Way?

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Watch to get helpful tips from our experts

In this webinar, a cooperation of Ecolab and the German reusable packaging association (Mehrwegverband Deutschland e.V.), the legal framework for the obligation to provide reusable packaging for out-of-home catering is presented and the topic of hygienic processing of reusable plastic packaging is explored in more detail.

This webinar is in German language.

Further Resources

Find below a collection of relevant information and materials on ensuring clean and safe reusable food packaging.

Reusable Wares Cleaning Chart

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Wallchart highlighting best practices for cleaning reusable plastic wares.

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From our experts: Hygiene of different types of wares

Our experts have compiled interesting know-how, information and specific tips on warewashing of glass, stainless steel, porcelain and plastic and ensuring cleanliness and longevity.

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Hygienic washing of multi-use plastic tableware

Recommendations from the Working Group on Commercial Dishwashing (AK GGS).


Reusable Wares Cleaning Program for Quick Service Restaurants

Find out more about the components of a successful reusable warewashing program for quick service restaurants.

Reusable Wares Hygiene Solutions

Ecolab Apex Blocks

Apex: Machine Warewashing

For every dining experience one ingredient cannot be overlooked, clean wares. Apex helps you to achieve new efficiencies within your warewashing operation. Giving you more control over your warewashing and total costs, but making it simpler than ever to run your dishroom and get outstanding results.


Solids: Machine Warewashing

Hygienically clean and sparkling wares are a must for every successful warewashing operation. Our complete Solid dishwashing  program helps to offer efficiency and dependability for high volume operations through high performing, longer-lasting products.

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