Restaurateurs can learn this week about how reusable schemes that have been introduced around the world can also be used in Bermuda.

Different approaches to being more environmentally friendly will be covered in a free webinar at 10am on Tuesday.

The event will be hosted by Beyond Plastic Bermuda and presented by Perpetual, a US-based organisation that works with groups to introduce systems that eliminate single-use disposable items.

A spokeswoman for Beyond Plastic said: “Perpetual will provide the hospitality sector with the latest information on existing reusable programmes from around the world, including the US, Canada and France.

“They will show attendees how a reusable programme could successfully be deployed in Bermuda, while also discussing the pros, cons and pitfalls of various models.”

She added that Ellie Moss, a speaker at the webinar, and the Perpetual team “bring expertise in reuse systems, governance models and operations, and believe reuse is a climate solution as well as a plastic-waste solution”.

Ms Moss said: “Reusable foodware systems offer a range of environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits over single-use plastics.

“Single-use disposable items are costly to human health, governments and the environment.

“Reuse is also a climate strategy. Efficient and safe reusable foodware systems can save cities and businesses money, contribute to cleaner streets and provide a better experience for users.

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