Being Zero waste isn’t necessarily fitting all of our trash for 1 year into a mason jar like you’ve probably seen on some facebook video of Lauren Singer who is one of the women at front of the Zero Waste movement. Especially in a restaurant where we are serving hundreds of people per day, that just isn’t feasible. But what is feasible is being conscious of waste created in all aspects of our lives especially when choosing what to buy and making decisions accordingly.
I have been wanting to write about the disconnect between health food and consciousness of packaging for a while, but after an interaction I had today and a conversation I had recently, I’m going to be more optimistic and acknowledge a shift that I see happening instead!
The title may have lead you to believe I have some kind of a vendetta against maple, which I assure you, I do not. I have nothing at all against maple, it tastes great, and it brings up an unparalleled level of nostalgia when paired with pancakes and remembering the good ole days of your mom’s breakfast on a lazy Saturday morning. However, I never intended to rely as heavily as we’ve become on maple syrup at Moku Roots for our vegan pancakes which we previously served with honey until it was brought to our attention that it was slightly misleading. The pancakes are vegan and will continue to be, but will be served with our local organic honey from Maui Bees in Kula and as such will be labeled dairy and egg free instead of vegan.