Less waste

Hesburger makes an active effort to reduce the amount of waste produced in its operations. We use as little packaging material as possible and no longer use paperboard containers for burgers and children's meals. In addition to this, lids and straws are no longer automatically provided with beverages.

Hesburger has also worked together with its suppliers to find ways of reducing the amount of waste. Production waste is sorted wherever possible.

Smaller packaging helps to conserve nature

The packaging materials used in Hesburger restaurants are constantly being improved, making them more environmentally-friendly. For example, hamburger wrappers have been reduced in size and thickness over the years. Carefully selected packaging materials and methods save a considerable amount of unnecessary packaging waste each year.

Today, Hesburger hamburgers are always served in a wrapper. The environmentally-friendly, decomposable coating gives biodegradable wrappers their moisture-resistance.

Even drinking straws are now made of polypropylene with less of an environmental impact than the previously used polystyrene. Materials are continuously under development and Hesburger is constantly looking for new, more environmentally-friendly materials.

Forest-friendly beverage cups

Hesburger's cold and hot beverage cups are PEFC-certified (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes). Forest certification ensures that forest management compliant with the standards of sustainable development is taken into consideration in the cup manufacturing process. The origin of wood raw material used in products can be traced all the way back to the forest. Cups are manufactured by Hesburger's long-time partner Huhtamäki Foodservice Finland Oy.


In Finland, consumers receive up to 300 million and companies an estimated 180 million invoices each year. Hesburger has done its part to lighten the load by adopting e-invoicing.

Producing an e-invoice generates approximately half the carbon dioxide emissions of a paper invoice. Where the impact of transportation is concerned, an e-invoice can achieve a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of as much as 90%.

Watch our video Less waste (in Finnish)