Environment

Compostables recycling: Sorted!

By Jessica Parrilla, Paper Round In 2019, we teamed up with Vegware, to start trials for a compostables solution for London, Brighton, and Sussex businesses from start-to-finish.  Compostables are made from plant-based materials that break down fully in under 12 weeks in the right conditions. Popular in the foodservice industry, they are an alternative to …

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Fit-outs fit for the future and your finances

By David Chenery, Founder of Object Space Place When it comes to the design of a restaurant, doing it sustainably and saving money do not always go hand in hand. On the equipment side, more energy efficient kit often has a higher upfront cost (although there looks to be an increasingly good second-hand market being …

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How to source climate and nature friendly meat

Simon Billing, Executive Director at Eating Better explains how the charity’s new sourcing guide can help. The Eating Better alliance, of which the SRA is a member, has launched a new guide to help food businesses buy better meat and dairy. “Sourcing Better” sets out a vision of farming, where food production goes hand-in-hand with …

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Four ways to Choose the World you Want this Fairtrade Fortnight

By Martha Qureishi, Partnership Officer, Fairtrade This Fairtrade Fortnight, thousands of individuals, operators and major companies across the UK will raise the voices of farmers and workers. This year we’re asking you to ‘Choose the World You Want’ and to tell others about the challenges that farmers face from climate change. We will be hosting …

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Oxford Real Farming Conference: Lessons for Foodservice

By Louisa Dodd, Project Manager, Sustainable Restaurant Association As with almost all events since March 2020, the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) saw the annual gathering of the food industry’s leading agroecological pioneers come together virtually. Understandable, but also particularly incongruous, for a group of people many of whom spend the vast majority of their …

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Hospitality central to helping UK reach Net Zero targets, says Minister

By Tom Tanner This week’s debate in Parliament about the appointment of a Minister for Hospitality should have left the industry and the millions working in it, in no doubt that there is overwhelming cross party understanding of the plight of the industry and a need to extend support until restaurants and pubs can re-open …

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A planet-friendly menu can embrace Veganuary and Regenuary

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Managing Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association A record half a million people have signed up to participate in Veganuary this year, further solidifying the month-long commitment to veganism as an annual staple. What started as a simple idea in 2014- building on trends like Dry-January or Movember – Veganuary has become a global …

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Save your energy for a greener year

By Robert Cheesewright, Director of Communications at Smart Energy GB With restaurants across the UK coping with the impact of the pandemic, reaching the moment that operation can resume at capacity is a work in progress for many people. But with financial matters likely to take priority, it’s important efforts to be sustainable remain on …

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Pubs get even peachier with ketchup made with pears

By Sophie Judd, Rubies in the Rubble By This October, we launched our sustainable tomato ketchup into the sustainably minded group of individual gastropubs, Peach Pubs.  At Rubies in the Rubble, we believe that food should be valued as a precious resource. That’s why our products are packed with delicious ingredients that would otherwise go …

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