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Energy Bill Relief Scheme: How will it affect hospitality?

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Large or small, hospitality businesses of all sizes have been seriously rattled by the soaring energy price rises of recent months and the threat of more to come. The prediction this week from Fuller’s that it’s total annual bill for gas and electricity would leap from £8m to £18m …

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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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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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How foodservice is facing up to the food waste challenge

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association With food costs soaring, food poverty on the rise and the climate impact of wasted food now accounting for 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions, the economic, social and environmental case for driving down food waste has never been greater. Worryingly, WRAP reported that food waste in hospitality and …

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Exchange waste water for cash and carbon savings

By Isabel Schestak, Post-doctoral researcher, Bangor University Commercial kitchens in the UK hospitality and food service sector consume more energy for the preparation of meals than cooking in domestic kitchens. However, they can also play a vital role in climate change mitigation. The heat in the drain water of commercial kitchens is a valuable source …

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Your water matters: Three top tips for saving water

By James Sampson, Partnerships Director, Inspired Energy Water is often referred to as ‘the forgotten utility’. While many large businesses are clearly focussed on their comprehensive energy strategies, it seems many are yet to implement a strategy around managing their water usage. Without a water management strategy, many businesses don’t realise when they have a …

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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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Save your energy for a greener year

By Robert Cheesewright, Director of Communications at Smart Energy GB With restaurants across the UK coping with the impact of the pandemic, reaching the moment that operation can resume at capacity is a work in progress for many people. But with financial matters likely to take priority, it’s important efforts to be sustainable remain on …

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6 steps to safe, sustainable service during COVID-19   

BY TOM TANNER  The new social distancing and self-isolation measures announced by the Government (announced 23 March) spell out the measures necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to save lives.     DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THIS ARTICLE HERE The Government guidelines specifically state: Takeaway and delivery facilities should remain open and operational. Operators already providing a takeaway and/or …

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