Food Waste

The secrets of the most sustainable street food trader – Honest!

We’re proud partners of the British Street Food Awards – judging the Most Sustainable Trader category, sponsored by Hellmann’s, for the third time this year. Just as the standard of street food rises, so it does for the entries for this award. This year’s Honest Edibles was crowned Most Sustainable Trader. We asked founder Billy …

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Our guide to avoiding lockdown foodwaste

With the impending closure of hospitality from Thursday, we’re keen as ever to reduce the chance of your well sourced ingredients, going to waste. If you’re looking at your restaurant kitchen’s cupboards and fridges and thinking your ingredients won’t survive the indefinite shelf life of lockdown, these are the organisations for you: OLIO What kind …

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What consumer research reveals about diners’ desire for sustainable dining

To understand better the demand for sustainable dining post-lockdown, we commissioned a consumer survey. In total 1,031 active diners from across the UK, between 21-23 September, told us about their eating our habits, their interest in the environment (before and after lockdown) and their willingness to translate their theoretical interest in sustainable food into positive decision about where and what to eat.  First up we …

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Diners ready to ditch their usual order when eating out to help out the planet

Countless surveys during (the first) lockdown recorded Britons’ increased interest in food – where it comes from, its real value and their desire to avoid wasting it where possible. We shared a number of these encouraging findings which pointed towards, if not definitively proving, the case for dishing up food with a shallow footprint and …

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Nando’s urges industry to talk more about sustainability

By Henry Unwin, Head of Sustainability, Nando’s Nando’s has been a member of the SRA since 2015 and is a founding member of their Groups and Chains working group. It’s great to be part of such an engaging and enthusiastic network, surrounded by individuals and businesses who are as passionate about sustainability as we are. …

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Six ways to wow your customers on Super Saturday

By Tom Tanner Independence Day, Super Saturday, the end of hibernation – whatever you’re choosing to call this weekend’s re-opening, for the more than 10,000 SRA Member kitchens readying themselves to serve customers on site again for the first time in more than three months, this is undoubtedly a massive moment. We’re as thrilled as …

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Ten top tips to re-open right on 4 July

By Tom Tanner In the introduction to Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services it says they hope that the document, prepared by BEIS, businesses, unions, industry bodies will help you keep staff and customers safe, that the new distancing guidelines are practical. We’ve read and reviewed the …

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WEBINAR – Circular Restaurants

Summary by Tom Tanner, SRA Host Natalia Agathou, LWARB Guests: Andrew Stephen, CEO, CRA Arthur Potts Dawson, Chefs Manifesto and Omved Gardens Chef Grace Regan, Founder, SpiceBox LWARB’s Advance London Team and the SRA partnered on creating Circular Restaurants: Food that doesn’t cost the earth – a guide to help food businesses, and restaurants in …

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The Sustainable Restaurant Association and Just Eat Fight Food Waste

Author: Alana Mellon It is estimated that ⅓ of all food produced globally ends up as waste. This is both an environmental and ethical concern. As food decomposes in landfill, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide. Moreover, nearly 800 mill people worldwide suffer from malnutrition whilst food waste continues …

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Feeding the Community during Lockdown

Author: Tom Tanner Photo Credit: @Lana de Meillon Malard from @CatfordFridge Faced with a mountain of potential food waste and an unspecified period of furlough, one Food Made Good member is feeding the community It’s less than seven miles from the Lewisham Irish Centre to OXO Tower Restaurant Brasserie and Bar, but the two places …

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