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Outgoing award-winning pub owner reveals secrets of 78% margins and success

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Almost exactly three years on from lifting the coveted Sustainable Business of the Year Award at the 2019 Food Made Good Awards, Ollie and Lauren Hunter are leaving The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat as a thriving village pub – transformed from when they took it on in 2015. Ollie took …

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Time to rethink how you order your drinks

By Laurence Hamdan, SRA Sustainability Consultant The environmental impact of wine is huge. From the land use and CO2 released during fermentation to the transportation and storage, there is a cost. And on such a vast scale – approx. 7.3 million hectares globally (OIC, 2020) – the impact adds up. Wine has been around for …

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Parisian bar opening the door to a better drinks future

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Little Red Door has opened a large green door to every other bar on the planet with a blueprint for how to operate with people and the planet at the very core of everything you do. Cheers to the 2022 winner of the Sustainability Award at The World’s 50 …

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How circularity can shape the future of ‘disposables’

By Safia Qureshi, Founder & CEO CLUBZERØ Single-use packaging is a global waste crisis and existing solutions do not provide a convenient option or simply do not work for in-store, takeaway and delivery across food and beverage. Current ‘sustainable alternatives’ including BYO (Bring Your Own) have low uptake of approximately 2% due to the inconvenience …

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Could street food venison be a sustainability game changer?

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association What do you get if you take two former fine dining chefs, a hunter, one of the UK’s most under-utilised and most environmentally friendly meats and a food truck? Answer: The winners of the Sustainability Award at the British Street Food Awards 2022, as judged by the SRA. Yes, …

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Restaurant group cleans up and saves tonnes of plastic

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association In the summer of 2020, Duncan Goodwin, Head of Risk and Compliance at The Restaurant Group (TRG) which is the proud owner of a Three Star Food Made Good Sustainability Rating, was looking for a cleaning solution that sanitised surfaces quickly and effectively, without damaging furniture finishes. Duncan was …

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Will you refuse refuse and only use #TheRightBin?

By Jack Feeny, No Mise En Plastic No Mise En Plastic (@no_mise_en_plastic) has launched an instagram campaign, to encourage restaurants to refuse, refuse bags and separate out their waste. We understand that 4-weeks of bin related content sounds pretty dry but the interviews, recipes and tips we have lined up might just be exciting, especially …

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Good to the bone – tenth NRA sustainability award winner revealed

This is the tenth year of our involvement in the National Restaurant Awards – judging the winner of the Sustainability Award, now sponsored by Estrella Damm. The PIG, Grain Store (RIP) and Silo are among the illustrious and eclectic winners from the last decade. All of the past winners had a compelling sustainability story 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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