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Is it just me or are cocktails really rubbish now?

By Kate Dranginis, SRA Climate Analyst Rubbish cocktails are the trend in bar world right now. By that, I don’t mean we’re in the middle of an ironic throwback to lurid and sickly-sweet Woo-Woos, though they do have their time and place. Low-waste cocktails which consider their environmental impact are what the industry is excited …

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Five reasons why cider is the most sustainable beverage out there…

By Laura Clacey, Founder SXOLLIE Cider FACT: CIDER IS THE MOST SUSTAINABLE BEVERAGE ON THE PLANET We care SO much about where our food comes from, so why not booze? Although the world is obsessed with emissions, saving our planet is more than just carbon emissions, it’s also about soil health, water use, biodiversity and …

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The secrets to sustainable coffee pods

Ever-popular and super convenient, pods remain the coffee of choice for many businesses. But are those delicious, crema-topped brews sustainable?  Traditional coffee pods are certainly burdened with numerous concerns, including the exploitation of farmers, deforestation and plastic waste. But where there’s a will, there’s a way – and Pact Coffee’s pods come with an eco-friendly …

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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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Sweet smell of sustainable success at Friends House

By Paul Grey, CEO of Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd just celebrated its 10th anniversary! For the last decade, we have built the success of our company and its operations – event venue, café, restaurant and guest accommodation in London (opposite Euston Station) and Cumbria – around one core idea: …

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Friends House helps men’s charity to have cake and eat it

  By Jamie Scott, Catering Manager, Friends House Two years ago, Friends House started working with the Douglas House Project (DHP) helping them to launch their social enterprise catering project, a bakery. Being a Quaker organisation, the staff at Friends House devised a set of commitments, one of these being to treat everybody equally and …

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Get ready to join the conversation in the Food Made Good community

Next Wednesday 1 February the new Food Made Good online community goes live. Our aim is to make this the go to place for anyone who shares our goal of making sustainability a part of the DNA of every restaurant and foodservice business. We need to work together if we’re going to create the amount …

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Take a Good coffee and make it even better

By Lin Dickens, Marketing Director, bartlett mitchell Ever since they started the company, our founders Wendy Bartlett and Ian Mitchell have been passionate about having an ethical supply chain and that relates to everything we source. Ethical coffee has been a really important part of that philosophy and it explains why we’ve always served certified …

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Rather than cook the books on rising prices, offer your customers a slice of reality

By Rosalind Rathouse, Founder and Principal, Cookery School at Little Portland Street Here at Cookery School, at Little Portland Street we try our hardest to be as sustainable as possible. Part of being sustainable is being open and honest (treating people fairly is one of the key areas of sustainability outlined by the SRA), so we …

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