How Giolitti Deli Celebrates Earth Day

Learn how Giolitti Deli is celebrating Earth Day!

Learn how Giolitti Deli is celebrating Earth Day!

We just celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd, a day that focuses on increasing environmental awareness. When it started in 1970, Earth Day was mainly focused on improving water and air quality, and protecting the planet we call home. In 2019, however, our focus is on the biggest crisis facing Earth- climate change. Earth day is more important than ever, and of course, we should all be making an effort to help our planet every single day. Continue reading to learn how Giolitti Deli celebrated Earth Day and our efforts to become more environmentally friendly.

Paper Straws

We are proud to announce that Giolitti Deli is now using paper straws to continue our efforts to recycle and reduce waste. Straws have been making headlines lately, as various restaurants and chains, including Starbucks, have decided to eliminate plastic drinking straws in exchange for paper straws. Americans use approximately 500 million straws per day, and a large percentage of those straws end up in the ocean. A 2017 study found that over 8 billion plastic straws are polluting the world’s beaches and harming marine life. On the other hand, paper straws are biodegradable, take less time to decompose, and are safer for wildlife.


Giolitti Deli will also be working with one of our wine suppliers, Bacchus Importers, to contribute to a program called ReCORK. They are North America’s largest wine cork recycling program and have collected over 103 million corks to date. They have drop-off locations for anyone to contribute their used corks, as well as retail locations that carry ReCORK products. Bacchus has been donating back hundreds of pounds of cork every year, and Giolitti Deli is proud to start collecting corks for them. After the natural wine corks are collected, they are repurposed for a variety of uses. Using recycled cork in products extends the life of a sustainable material, keeps it from the waste stream, and supports the conservation of cork oak forests.

Authentic Italian Cuisine From Giolitti Deli

Giolitti Deli is a full-service Delicatessen in Annapolis, MD, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. Founded in 1992, we use the freshest ingredients to make time-honed recipes from scratch, with no MSG or preservatives. We believe in real food and offer many healthy options, including vegetarian and vegan menu items. At Giolitti Deli, we make our own sauces, mozzarella, grilled and roasted vegetables, bread, pizza dough, and desserts, and our sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza, and entrees are made to order. Owner Mary Giolitti has combined her passion for great food and fine wine to offer Annapolis a true taste of Italy!

Team members who also make the business possible include Manager Kathy Hunter, Manager and Catering Director Cheryl Molesky, Head Baker Porfirio Diaz, Chef Alfredo Escobar, and Deli Manager Noe Merino. To contact us, please visit our contact page or give us a call at 410.266.8600. Also, be sure to keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog!

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