Waste sustainability consultant joins the Sustainable Restaurant Association
The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) was launched in 2010 by two sustainability experts and two restauranteurs wanting to lead the charge for the hospitality industry facing the ongoing challenge of sustainability, by encouraging best practice and rating restaurants on their eco credentials.
There’s no doubt that sustainability is more of a hot topic than ever, especially across the restaurant industry. According to waste research company WRAP, the total amount of waste (including food, packaging and other non-food waste) produced each year by the food service and hospitality sector is 2.87 million tonnes and only 46 per cent of this is recycled. It’s estimated that food waste costs the average restaurant almost £19,000 a year and yet three quarters of it is avoidable.
The SRA brings together a community of like-minded businesspeople and provides a forum where members from the foodservice sector can share their sustainability challenges with suppliers who can provide expertise, advice and solutions.
Sustainable Advantage have joined SRA as an approved supplier. Business Development Manager at Sustainable Advantage Charles Hope-Dunbar says: “As high-waste businesses, restaurants are well placed to lead the way in incorporating environmentally friendly practices and save money while doing so. We aim to send zero waste to landfill, finding better ways to prevent, reuse, recycle and recover energy from waste using facilities that are innovative, sustainable and affordable.
For more information on Sustainable Advantage please visit www.sustainable-advantage.com
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