The Aramark concept Bits & Bites at SAP in Walldorf is a kiosk that manages without plastic - 100 percent, as the caterer emphasises. In-house production and reusable containers are the solutions.
In the SAP snack bars Bits & Bites, Aramark will in future offer its customers a kiosk range that is one hundred percent plastic-free. The planned pilot project at the SAP software group in Walldorf was developed together with the customer in line with its sustainability goals. Together with its catering partner, the SAP Food-Spaces team is testing a concept that ranges fromenvironmentally friendly product alternatives to clever packaging and rethought processes behind the scenes.
At the Bits & Bites kiosk, for example, glass bottles and compostable folding bags are part of the concept - and the Reusable containers from the Cologne start-up Vytal. This solution is organized online regardless of location. The dishes can be dropped off at all Vytal partner locations nationwide. At the candy bar, the goods are weighed out at the checkout in a paper bag or "served" in portions in a sustainable to-go cup.
Aramark has said goodbye to vacuum sealers and foil for the kiosk concept. Instead, stainless steel containers or jars are used to store snacks. Porridge is made here at Aramark using sustainable options from Scraegg, while home-made nut creams will soon rely on equipment from Supernutural. This processing provides a creamy consistency and preserves vitamins, minerals and vegetable proteins. Wherever possible, the company only buys in bulk. A specially purchased, environmentally friendly portafilter machine is also intended to raise the enjoyment of coffee in the newly installed indoor garden to a new level.