The Zoo now uses plant-based, biodegradable PLA plastic cups in the Leinenkugel
Lodge. These cups replaced non-biodegradable plastic cups and can be more
The Zoo also has eliminated all Styrofoam
products and bleached napkins in its concession stands and dining areas.
The Zoo uses single-utensil dispensers for all of its plastic cutlery.
These dispensers reduce plastic usage by 30% when compared to prepackaged
As the harvesting of palm oil leads to deforestation and destruction
of primate habitat, the Zoo has reduced its sales of products containing
palm oil. Our concessions management is taking an active role in eliminating
use of non-sustainable palm oil in foods served at the Zoo.
We are also encouraging people to support companies that have
made a commitment to Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
Read more here about the Palm Oil Scorecard that rates
companies on their commitment to sustainable, no-deforestation