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How hospitality proves its purpose through the pandemic and beyond

By Tom Tanner, SRA With restaurants now firmly re-open and operating at something like full capacity again, it’s time to shift our focus back from one threatening big C to another. While Covid has dominated plans for the last 16 months, climate change is no passing threat. The findings of the recent Purpose Survey we …

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We’re CLEAR about the need for transparent and regulated food labelling, are you?

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Farm fresh, farm assured, grass fed, all natural. You’ve no doubt seen and read all these labels and rolled your eyes at what substance you can actually attribute to any of them. Next to none is about the size of it. Check out this article on the BBC website …

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Making sustainable seafood the only option – there’s an app for that

By Jack Clarke, Sustainable Seafood Advocate, Marine Conservation Society Seaspiracy, the recently released Netflix feature-length documentary, raised a lot of issues that shocked many. Sadly, for most of us at the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), these issues were far from new. We launched the Good Fish Guide over 20 years ago to help businesses and …

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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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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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(Super) Saturday: a new normal night out

By Andrew Stephen, CEO, the SRA It began where it all started. The Eagle in Farringdon has for decades been a pilot light for how pubs can do great food. Their approach: ingredients without compromise at small margins. To make it work, they’ve always huddled you in on little wooden chairs amassed around small tables …

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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 Top Recipes of 2018

This year we launched our worldwide campaign #OnePlanetPlate and received flurries of recipes from incredible chefs who want to put sustainability on the menu and allow diners to vote with their forks! These creations are now available to eat at 1500 sites in the UK and beyond! You can also find the recipes online at …

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How Eurostar turned to youth to fast-track sustainability on the menu

If most boys’ dream of driving a train hits the buffers, then Matthieu Coiffard may just have found a pretty, chuffing good substitute. Last Thursday, your correspondent was lucky enough to take a day trip to Paris. But not half as lucky as young Matthieu (pictured with Yann Bayeul, Eurostar Catering Manager). Last summer, the …

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Be a local hero and cultivate stronger links with community growing groups

By Ken Elkes, Growing Together When you think of the links between sustainable restaurants and local community growing groups, such as city farms and community gardens, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it how both have a firm commitment to making a positive impact on the environment? Or maybe how both are …

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