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How foodservice is facing up to the food waste challenge

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association With food costs soaring, food poverty on the rise and the climate impact of wasted food now accounting for 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions, the economic, social and environmental case for driving down food waste has never been greater. Worryingly, WRAP reported that food waste in hospitality and …

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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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First Food Made Good Award in Japan champion sustainable restaurant pioneers

By Takeshi Shimotaya, Executive Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association, Japan The Sustainable Restaurant Association Japan held the Food Made Good Japan Awards 2021 on 15th November 2021 at MY Shokudo Hall & Kitchen in Otemachi, Tokyo. Fifty people attended, both at the venue and online. The awards showcased and rewarded restaurants and cafes that have excelled …

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Wahacamole helps Mexican street food group win R200 award

By Tom Tanner There’s a long-held perception that it’s the independent, small-scale, artisan restaurants, pubs and cafés that are the sustainability pioneers and who will lead us to a better food future.  From the get-go back in 2010, here at the Sustainable Restaurant Association, we took the view that while it was often the ‘small guys’ that would …

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Isolation – growing pings of the opening economy

By Kate Dranginis, The Sustainable Restaurant Association   As the economy is opening up, we’re often hearing about hospitality venues struggling with staff members being ‘pinged’ by Track and Trace apps and being forced to isolate despite being symptomless and providing negative tests. Of course, the Track and Trace apps are to keep us as safe as possible, but it’s the amount of pings that are causing …

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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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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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Better Hospitality Conference: the best bits

The recent Better Hospitality Conference curated by supplier member Tried & Supplied brought together some of the most engaging, experienced and inspiring minds of the industry. Two packed days of webinars, workshops and panel sessions offered a ton of opportunities to harvest ideas and wisdom from the best in the business. Our team listened in …

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