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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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Show the Love

By Jenny Wilson, Project Manager, The Climate Coalition The Climate Coalition’s annual Show the Love campaign is highlighting the impact that climate change is having on food crops within the UK. As vital leaders in the food industry we would love to get your involvement in the campaign. The Climate Coalition is a group of …

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Plastics bans, incineration tax – what’s in the Autumn budget?

By Lucy Frankel, Communications Manager, Vegware The UK government wants to tackle ‘the scourge of plastic waste’. Back in March, the Treasury invited insights to help develop policy. A tidal wave of 162,000 responses flooded in, making it the largest response to a call for evidence in the Treasury’s history. Now they have published a 36-page …

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6 Steps to Building a Sustainable Space: Extract Coffee

Gemma Screen, Marketing Manager, Extract Coffee Roasters Step 1) Value Natural Resources Our business has been shaped by rebuilding and restoring the old instead of buying new and preserving our natural resources where we can. Since 2007 we’ve been bringing old roasters and espresso machines back to life through restoration, each time making them even …

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Wake up and burn the coffee

It’s one of those moments when, as an organisation that’s all about helping its members find the simple, effective sustainability solutions, you’re tempted to sit back and light up a big cigar. Take one SRA Member keen to solve a nagging, but eminently solvable problem and match them with a Food Made Good Approved Supplier …

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Award adds carbon free fuel to the fire

Relæ chef and founder Christian Puglisi explains why winning awards is inspiration not cause for complacency. Most of us enjoy recognition for our efforts. Especially when we feel we’ve gone those extra miles to ‘make a difference’ as the expression goes. 2015 was a big one for Relæ, and we certainly did get all the …

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