Restaurants

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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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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First Food Made Good Awards Hong Kong re-energise sustainable food movement

By Heidi Yu Spurrell, CEO Food Made Good Hong Kong What an evening it was! Last week Food Made Good Hong Kong had its first awards ceremony for its Members, the first and only awards ceremony dedicated to foodservice in Hong Kong. In the 48 hours running up to the event however we had to …

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Have your say on plans for junk food advertising ban

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Development Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association Earlier this month the government launched a new consultation on proposals to ban online advertising for foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK in order to tackle the obesity crisis. The consultation will last for six weeks, with plans to wrap up just before …

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How foodservice can plate up more progress in 2021

By Rosie Rayner-Law, Membership Projects Manager, Sustainable Restaurant Association The 2020 Plating Up Progress report has been published by the Food Foundation to much interest in the sector. Compiled by Will Nicholson, a leading expert in sustainable food systems, the report assesses the progress made by major UK-operating foodservice businesses on the journey to a …

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Five ways to navigate the plastic reduction roadmap

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, SRA Development Director A new report is out from City2Sea, a Bristol based environmental organization campaigning to stop plastic pollution, looking at the state of single use plastic in the food to go sector. The report is based on an analysis of the top 20* (by sales turnover data) UK high street food-to-go …

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Just how ‘sustainable’ are sustainable restaurants?

By Ben McMenamin One of the core challenges in sustainability today is cooperation and cohesion. While there are a range of different people and organisations working on sustainability issues, they often work in isolation and do not communicate with each other well. This means that the actions people take might inadvertently undermine others, even when …

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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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Does calorie labelling carry weight?

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, SRA Development Director Covid-19 has laid bare inequities across our society, but none more stark than those in our food system. We have long known that the health of our nation was in decline, with two-thirds of our population overweight or obese. For decades now campaigners have been pushing the government to take broader action …

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