Climate change

The National Food Strategy and the role suppliers have to play in achieving Dimbleby’s reshaped food system

By Jeremy Hibbert-Garibaldi, CEO and founder of Collectiv Food As Henry Dimbleby so succinctly puts in Part 2 of his National Food Strategy, released last week, ‘The UK has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape the food system’. I couldn’t agree more, although the publication was frustratingly dominated by Boris’s immediate dismissal of proposed sugar and …

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Catering to the greener stomachs of the event industry

By Ellie Ashton-Melia Sustainability – Where to start?  One of the biggest challenges faced by event businesses big and small is trying to translate good intentions into transformative actions. Businesses are starting to make Net Zero and Circular Economy commitments to achieve global ambitions of keeping the planet within a 1.5-degree threshold. This stands true …

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The National Food Strategy: a report and guide for the future of food in the UK

By Emma Carroll-Monteil, Sustainable Restaurant Association Earlier this month, the National Food Strategy called on the Government to commit to a package of reforms in order to build a better food system for a healthier nation and planet. The report outlines the current issues both in the UK and globally regarding the food we eat, …

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The road to Net Zero for pubs and bars just got easier

By Tom Tanner The Culpeper in London’s Shoreditch was the venue for the launch of the Net Zero Pubs and Bars Initiative. Representatives from the creators of the initiative, Net Zero Now, development partners Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) GB and Pernod Ricard UK, one of the pub companies participating in the pilot, Peach Pubs, a …

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Cheers to the environment: How Sustainable Wine Solutions are helping the circular economy

By Elizabeth Sprake, Sustainable Wine Solutions Sustainable Wine Solutions were delighted to join the SRA team last week to showcase our Zero Waste wine range and our U.K. first Bottle Return Scheme, as part of their team-building day. Our discussion and tasting covered everything from orange wine to the zero waste movement to COP26, as we explained our evolution …

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The heat is on: How can businesses tackle their heating emissions?

By James Sampson, Inspired Energy As a growing number of businesses pledge to reduce their carbon emissions to net zero, more organisations are realising how challenging it is to reduce their emissions in one particular area – heat. For most organisations, heating makes up a significant proportion of their overall carbon footprint – so those …

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Could carbon reducing carbs be the way to a greener future?

By Edd Lees, Co-founder, Wildfarmed It can be more than a little overwhelming to think about how we might unravel this whole climate disaster we find ourselves in. There’s no doubt we all feel some responsibility to do what’s best for the planet, while also keeping business afloat, people employed and customers happy. At Wildfarmed, …

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How Nando’s is ensuring offsetting isn’t miss-stepping

By Henry Unwin, Head of Sustainability, Nando’s Whilst the last year has brought plenty of challenges it has also shown us what we are able to achieve in the face of a crisis. To me this brings a glimmer hope in our ability to tackle the most pressing crisis of our generation, the climate crisis. …

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How better dairy can be part of a balanced menu

By Carol Lever, Director, Free Range Dairy Network One of the top predicted global consumer trends for 2021 is Build Back Better and nowhere is this more apparent than in the food and farming sector.  After the turbulent year we’ve been through, with concerns about health, the environment and climate change, people want a second …

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Be a Zero Restaurant and become a community hero

By Nat Jenkins, Consultant to Civil Institute for Voluntary Action ZERO restaurants is an exciting new green venture launching in Hackney this summer with the help of the Civil Institute for Voluntary Action (CIVA) and the support of Hackney Council and Hackney Markets. The ZERO restaurants network will bring like-minded, environmentally conscientious food businesses together …

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