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Plastic adé in the kiosk at SAP

Aramark's kiosk snacks at SAP in Walldorf do not require any plastic packaging at all.
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Aramark's kiosk snacks at SAP in Walldorf do not require any plastic packaging at all.

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.

Glass and reusable instead of disposable plastic

"Especially in the area of confectionery, many products are packed in plastic, but also bread bags or PET bottles cause an enormous amount of waste. With the plastic-free kiosk, we will therefore take an important step. We have been looking for suppliers who produce sustainable products, including chocolate bars, chewing gum, ice cream, jams and spreads", says Christian Scheib, Operations Manager at Aramark in Walldorf.

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.

Homemade tops standard bars

Developed for the sustainable SAP kiosk: homemade muesli bars and energy balls.
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Developed for the sustainable SAP kiosk: homemade muesli bars and energy balls.
The homemade granola bars, energy balls, broken chocolates, cakes or tarts from the in-house confectionery "The Sweet Boutique", among others, are particularly important. "The artisanal production in our company catering allows us to always offer guests fresh and high-quality products that would otherwise be packaged in plastic. In addition, we will primarily work with small manufactures from the region or startups that pursue the same goal as we do. Bread rolls, for example, always come from the local baker," says Scheib.

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.
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About Aramark
As a provider of catering and service management, Aramark is one of the leading service providers in this market in Germany. Around 9,400 employees work for Aramark Holding Deutschland GmbH, headquartered in Neu-Isenburg. The second largest catering company in Germany serves about 500 customers in the areas of company catering, sports, leisure and trade fair catering as well as hospital, senior citizen, school and nursery catering. In addition there are around 4,000 companieswhich are supplied by Aramark Refreshment Services.

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