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Opinion: ‘Don’t Look Up’ isn’t far from non-fiction

By Emma Carroll-Monteil, The SRA  The recently released satirical film ‘Don’t Look Up’ has been a sensation, and many – climate change researchers, in particular – are finding the issue it explores very relatable. There was even an article in The Guardian from a climate scientist who said the film “captures the madness that I see …

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2021 – A year in review

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble 2021- a roller coaster of a year. One that started in lockdown, and seems to be teetering on the edge of ending right where we started. A year where so many poured their hearts into making their business survive – thrive even! – despite the most challenging of circumstances. And though the industry again finds itself knee deep …

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12 DAYS OF SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS

With Christmas nearly here, it’s time to check that you have everything ready for the holidays – including your sustainability practices! With help from some of the fabulous food service businesses we work with, we’ve launched 12 Days of Sustainable Christmas (check it out on Instagram!) – packed with ideas and tips for making the …

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Is mitigating food waste the key to the net zero recipe?

By Harriet Lindsey, Paper Round  We’re Paper Round – the business recycling experts. This means that we are extremely well placed to discuss all things waste and climate related.   We know that the title was a bit of an excuse to make a food-related pun, but in actual fact, the sentiment isn’t so silly at all.  Food Waste  Less than a third …

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COP26: A response, one week on.

Written by Emma Carroll-Monteil, The SRA  Depending on who you talk to or what you read, the outcomes of COP26 have been described in a variety of ways, ranging from a disappointing failure, to a genuine success providing real hope. As an attendee of the event, and as someone who is experiencing all those descriptors listed, I maintain that these feelings are not mutually exclusive.   Although we did not attend …

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What is COP26? And why is it important to Hospitality?

By Emma Carroll-Monteil and Kate Dranginis COP26 – what is it? And why are we excited about it?   Each year, world leaders gather to discuss climate change at the Conference of the Parties – COP. This has been ongoing since 1995, and this year is the 26th meeting – hence the ‘26’ part of COP26. These meetings are the start …

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Why is energy flexibility important?

By James Sampson, Inspired Energy New research by the Carbon Trust has revealed that a fully flexible energy system could cut the cost of the UK reaching net zero by £16.7bn by 2050   Ofgem defines flexibility as, “modifying generation and/or consumption patterns in reaction to an external signal (such as a change in price) to …

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How climate-anxiety can fuel climate-action

By Lucia Perasso, The Sustainable Restaurant Association A couple of weeks ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C. The report followed what has been yet another season of climate disasters in Europe, including floods and wildfires to mention a few. As the news was out, on Wednesday of the same week, a small town near Syracuse, …

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