With the rising concern for health and the environment, the last few years have seen a wave of sustainable practices in all sectors, from travel, to health, beauty and food.
Consumer interest in sustainable products grew from around 50 percent in 2007 to 70 percent in 2010. Many companies are now committed to making major changes in their businesses to ensure sustainability.
In Dubai, many restaurants are adapting their own sustainable practices. They are ensuring their ingredients are sustainable, recycling and even cutting out plastic completely. Straws made from sugar, wheat, bamboo and pasta are replacing plastic in many restaurants.