Spotlight on... Sustainability

In this month's 'Spotlight on...' series our focus is sustainability. Read on for insight and advice covering plastic-free solutions, championing local and the war on food waste. The hospitality industry is striving to becoming more sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint, so we want to support you to ensure you have the facts and insight you need to make sustainable changes to your business.


  • Brewdog: Make Earth Great Again

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    Brewdog's punked-up plan is to create better beer, for a better planet that's powered by the people. They have announced as a business they are now carbon negative, removing twice as much carbon from the atmosphere than they emit, whilst ensuring driving their emissions to zero. 
  • Interview with Sian Sutherland, A Plastic Planet

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    Interviews, Plastic-Free Solutions
    As part of our 'Spotlight on...' series, we caught up with Sian Sutherland, co-founder of A Plastic Planet to discuss the rising use of plastic and the misconception around plastic as a solution to hygiene and safety in the industry. Plus, we discuss fantastic protection innovations that doesn't add to the plastic pollution.
  • Re-Open Right Hacks with SRA: No1 Harbourside 

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    Championing Local
    Restaurants have been encouraging customers to eat out again and make them feel safe to return. Many though, have also taken steps to ensure that this isn’t at the expense of the planet, their staff or their suppliers. No1 Harbourside are an exemplary post-lockdown example in championing local produce.
  • Interview with Jamie Crummie, Too Good To Go

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    Interviews, War On Food Waste
    Jamie Crummie, Co-Founder of Too Good To Go chats to us about the impact of global food waste on our planet, the operators that have gone above and beyond during the pandemic and his tips for businesses starting their food waste journey.
  • Sustainability in Restaurant Design

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    Katy Moses, MD of KAM Media interviewed David Chenery, founder of restaurant design company Object, Space, Place. They discuss the impact Covid-19 crisis has had on sustainability within hospitality and where sustainability will feature going forwards. David shares his top tips for operators wanting to embrace sustainability within their venue design and highlights which operators are already leading the way.
  • Interview with James Ghaffar, B Corp Certification

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    Interviews, Championing Local
    As part of our 'Spotlight on...' series, we interviewed James Ghaffari, Director of B Corp Certification at B Lab UK, to discuss the global movement of B Corp and the fantastic work they are doing to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
  • Organic September: Together with nature we can help restore our world

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    Championing Local
    As we continue to navigate this turbulent time, businesses and consumers are re-focusing on the other pressing issues of sustainability for our food system. Now, more than ever we are seeking solutions that help restore nature, health and our climate. The time is now for organic. Join the movement and give your pub a boost by going organic!
  • Re-open Right Hacks with SRA: OLIO & Lexington Catering

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    War On Food Waste
    We caught up with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to discuss how one of their members, OLIO & Lexington Catering, have gone to every effort over the last few months to ensure they continue to service their customers with sustainability at the very forefront.
  • WRAP: Considerations for compostable plastic packaging

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    Plastic-Free Solutions
    WRAP has set up The UK Plastics Pact, which is a collaborative initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics. They have created this useful guide to help businesses make choices about where to use compostable plastic packaging. It clarifies what compostable plastic packaging is, outlines current waste management practice, and identifies key applications and opportunities.
  • Re-Open Right Hacks with SRA: Daylesford Organic

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    Plastic-Free Solutions
    We caught up with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), as we discussed how one of their members, Daylesford Organic, are keeping a lid on single-use packaging providing customers with a safe and sustainable service.
  • Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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    Plastic-Free Solutions
    Many individuals and businesses have been tempted to return to using single-use plastics in the belief this will better protect them from catching or spreading the COVID-19 virus – but there is no reason why increased hygiene protocols should set back the sustainability progress made globally in recent years. The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative released their recommendations for the tourism sector to continue taking action on plastic pollution during COVID-19 recovery.
  • The Plastic Pandemic – will plastic’s lockdown ever end?

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    Paul Jenkins, Managing Director of ThePackHub discusses the negative effects that come with reducing plastic usage and how we need a more balanced view on how we tackle the plight of our oceans.

 

Sian Sutherland"The PPE we’re told to wear in shops and cafes is all adding to the estimated 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves used every month. If we stitched together every mask already produced, and those projected to be produced, we’d be able to cover the entire landmass of Switzerland. Just one year would result in 3,000 TRILLION plastic face masks being thrown away if we all adopt them. But instead of moaning about the problem, we decided to demonstrate that we can protect ourselves AND our planet." - Sian Sutherland, co-founder of A Plastic Planet.

Read the full interview here

 

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