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Better Hospitality Conference: the best bits

The recent Better Hospitality Conference curated by supplier member Tried & Supplied brought together some of the most engaging, experienced and inspiring minds of the industry. Two packed days of webinars, workshops and panel sessions offered a ton of opportunities to harvest ideas and wisdom from the best in the business. Our team listened in …

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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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What progress have we made on plastic?

WRAP has this week published its second annual report for the UK Plastics Pact. The report reveals good progress on the four key targets its set, including cutting unnecessary plastic by 40% and increasing recycling by 107,000 tonnes. The figures relate to 2019, and with the added hurdles presented by Covid-19, it will be next …

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Nando’s urges industry to talk more about sustainability

By Henry Unwin, Head of Sustainability, Nando’s Nando’s has been a member of the SRA since 2015 and is a founding member of their Groups and Chains working group. It’s great to be part of such an engaging and enthusiastic network, surrounded by individuals and businesses who are as passionate about sustainability as we are. …

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Working together to turn FOG into fuel

In the hot summer of 1858 human waste and effluent littered the banks of the River Thames causing what became known as the Great Stink. Parliament acted and Joseph Bazalgette was commissioned to design and build a sewer network in London. As any good civil engineer would, he created the spec for the sewer and, …

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Shark alert: check what’s really in your fish and chips

Cathy Hobbs, University of Exeter   Many shark populations are threatened with extinction. They constitute one of the most endangered groups of vertebrates, a quarter of which even rival that of the rhino in terms of conservation status.  In response, numerous conservation measures have been applied in an attempt to halt the decline of endangered …

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