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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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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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Istanbul – gateway to sustainability

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Managing Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association  Two weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of joining hospitality and tourism colleagues from around the world in Istanbul for the third Global Gastro-Economy Summit. Hosted by TURYid, the Turkish Tourism Restaurant Investors and Gastronomy Enterprises Association.  Packed in a conference center at the intersection of …

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Global award for Australian bar where they waste nothing and you taste everything

By Tom Tanner The Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award 2021, at the World’s 50 Best Bars, has been won by Re-. The extraordinary scale of the commitment to minimising waste at the Sydney, Australia cocktail bar, would be impressive for a venue that’d been operating for a decade. The fact that it only opened its …

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