It is becoming increasingly obvious that, as a planet, our approach to environmental responsibility needs to step up a significant level.
As an event catering company, we have come to this conclusion not just from an altruistic point of view, but also from self-preservation.
How can we create incredible dishes if all the food sources are damaged by environmental irresponsibility?
From stopping plastic pollution and wasteful practices, through to working with others who are trying to make a difference, there are many things we can collectively do…
Single use plastic
Straws are now a hot topic, for good reason, but we need to be thinking bigger if we are going to make a real impact. We decided that banning all single use plastic is the best way forward for us.
When events require disposables, we are now using compostable alternatives sourced from companies such as award-winning Vegware – which offer a wide range of packaging items made entirely from plants.
Plastic water bottles are a huge global problem. Back in 2016, we switched to serving tap water at events, or where the client preferred bottled water, we now serve Belu (bottled in glass by a social enterprise which donates all profits to Water Aid).
What can you do?
Find out more about why plastic is so harmful to the environment and to us at LessPlastic.
They also have a fantastic shop selling items such as reusable water bottles and coffee cups.
Plastic Free Challenge
You could participate in the Plastic Free Challenge – pledge to avoid single use plastic and share your experiences with others – help to build awareness.
Marine Conservation Society
Visit the Marine Conservation Society who have launched their Clean Seas campaign which covers initiatives such as the Deposit Return System and Micro Plastics.
They also have a handy shop with many items to help individuals and companies to break the cycle of reliance on plastic.
This inventive organisation, 4 Ocean, pulls a pound of trash from the ocean for each bracelet (made with recycled glass and plastic retrieved from the seas) purchased. An ideal gift!
Find out more
We are truly passionate about making a difference. From our approach to single use plastic and minimising waste to providing a wide range of ethically sourced vegan and gluten-free dietary options.
Visit 25 Good Deeds to see our ambitious Christmas campaign which involved social enterprises such as Harry Specter’s, Change Please and Beyond Food Foundation to see where our journey with those organisations, and other similar initiatives, began.
If you would like to find out more about our approach to corporate and social responsibility and how this could translate to your event, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 020 7703 2653 or at email@example.com