Innovation

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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The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo gives the SRA an exclusive show preview!

It’s only 6 weeks until the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo takes place at the ExCeL London, on the 25th – 26th September, and as their partners, we have managed to get a sneak preview of everything that is coming up at the 2018 event. Haven’t registered for your free ticket yet? Then check out …

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From 0-500million; how Costa is turbo-powering coffee cup recycling

By Oliver Rosevear, Energy and Environment Manager, Costa. When Hugh’s War on Waste revealed on primetime TV that only 0.25% of the 2.5 billion coffee cups used annually in Britain were recycled it was a watershed moment. Being the biggest coffee chain in the UK we acknowledge our responsibility and know that we have a …

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Good Day Productions event reflects potential of social hosting

Attendees at December’s Good Day Productions launch event said that social hosting was their number one choice for the second event. Well, there’s a surprise – it’s what you guys do best. Forty foodservice and supplier members keen to discover how to make the very best use of one of their most valuable assets – …

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Sustainable supplier Rubies in the Rubble seeks new product launch partner

By Alicia Lawson, Director, Rubies in the Rubble Tomato Ketchup is, hands down, the most popular condiment on the planet. With over 160 million Heinz bottles sold annually, we guzzle down over 500 tons of the stuff every single day, using 2 million tons of tomatoes, and a lot more sugar. And when it comes …

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New partnership means sustainability on tap

Born in the city, brewed in the country. That’s the story behind Freedom Brewery one of Britain’s most sustainable and largest independent beer makers, and we’re thrilled that we can now reveal them as a new partner of the SRA. Originally found in London, Freedom moved to its current home in the heart of rural …

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How FRANK Water consigned plastic bottles to a watery grave

By Katie Alcott, Founder & CEO, FRANK Water It’s been a big month here at FRANK Water. We have stopped selling our spring water in single-use plastic bottles and we have launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to carry refillable water bottles and coffee cups and to ‘pledge to refill’. We’re a small social …

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Have your say on GM food

By Pat Thomas, Founder/Director of Beyond GM.                                                                       We are seeking the views of chefs and the general public on GMOs in the restaurant food chain – and here is why. For many chefs and others in the foodservice industry, quality of ingredients – where they come from and the methods by which they are produced …

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Could complacency be slowing war on food waste?

Whether it’s in the field, production, restaurants, or the home, food waste remains a massive issue – one that’s far from being solved. In fact, recent reports would suggest that, perhaps as a result of complacency, food waste may be on the rise again – in some places. The first week or so of 2017 …

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