Army of chefs wage war on polystyrene waste in London
Britain's 'war on waste' has seemingly taken a turn from paper to polystyrene cups as a selection of top chefs - including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - have sent a letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan calling for a city-wide ban on non-biodegradable polystyrene packaging.
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 09 - Doddle deliveries and zero-waste restaurants
What happens when the sharing economy meets parcel delivery services? Have we reached a crucial tipping point in consumer awareness of key CSR issues? And what does the sustainable restaurant of the future look like?
Brighton sets 'sustainability benchmark' for eco-tourism with i360 opening
The world's first vertical cable car, the British Airways i360, has opened on Brighton's seafront, with the developers "aiming to set a new global benchmark in sustainability".
Heathrow introduces new sustainable pledges for food and beverage retailers
Heathrow has become the first UK airport to propose a series of environmental targets, including energy reduction, recycling and a 'mystery shopper' programme, for restaurants and outlets in the airport.
AD industry urges politicians to emulate Parliament's food waste action
The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has called for a nationwide food waste segregation plan after a House of Commons representative revealed that the Parliament estate sends the majority of its food waste to anaerobic digestion.
Food waste: Opportunity knocks for hospitality businesses
With sustainability becoming an increasingly important factor in dining decisions, ReFood's commercial director Philip Simpson explores how increasing food waste recycling in bars, restaurants and hotels could boost customer footfall, as well as reducing waste management costs.
Restaurateurs 'lack tools and knowledge to save energy', survey reveals
Three-quarters of restaurant owners, managers and chefs claim they do not have the tools and knowledge to implement green initiatives at their establishments, despite 80% considering sustainability when making business decisions.
Costa makes Litter Prevention Commitment with #costacleanup
Staff from more than 650 Costa stores headed out to the streets in a mass litter-pick on Sunday (13 September) to commemorate the coffee shop chain partnering with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
University caterers tuck in to new sustainability scheme
University food and drink is set to become more sustainable after the announcement of a new sector-backed sustainability partnership.
Costa served with 'excellent' sustainable café rating
Coffee shop chain Costa has become the first café business in the UK to join the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), after being named a 'Two Star Sustainability Champion' by the organisation.
UK offices' worst environmental offences revealed
Failing to recycle paper, leaving electricity on and printing unnecessary documents are the three most common green failings of UK businesses, according to a new green office guide.
Boris banks on social supermarkets to reduce food waste
London could be set for a wave of 'social supermarkets' that reduce food waste by selling surplus stock at much lower prices than the high street, thanks to £300,000 of new funding from Mayor Boris Johnson.
Office Coffee Company saves 26,000 tonnes of CO2
A sustainability-focused business model adopted by a Gloucestershire-based coffee supplier has helped its business customers slash more than 26,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the past year.
Costa goes 'Beyond the Beans' with sustainability
Costa has joined a campaign to encourage broader sustainability in British restaurants and cafés, going over and above the provenance of tea and coffee.
Waste not, want not: Should takeaways say NO to free salad?
Takeaway food establishments throughout the UK are being urged to review their approach to garnishes as startling new research reveals that the vast majority of complimentary side salads are being thrown away.
Boris Johnson puts food waste in the spotlight for London's hospitality businesses
London Mayor Boris Johnson is urging restaurants, pubs and hotels across the capital to sign up to a new scheme that could significantly reduce food waste, saving thousands of pounds in the process.
McDonald's unveils ambitious global sustainability strategy
McDonald's has launched its first ever international sustainability framework, containing an array of environmental targets, as part of the fast food firm's annual sustainability report, released today (1 May).
Celebrities say 'come swine with us' for pig food waste campaign
A string of celebrities including Phillip Schofield, Janet Street Porter and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are backing a national campaign to feed pigs with food waste.
New London restaurant crowned most sustainable in the country
London restaurant Grain Store has been named Sustainable Restaurant of the Year 2013, by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
First sustainability accreditation for food destinations created
The first ever sustainability accreditation for food destinations has been developed by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
Manchester's restaurants take on food waste in bid to become UK's greenest city
More than 300 restaurants and hotels across Manchester have signed up to a local food waste scheme, in a bid to make Manchester's hospitality sector the greenest in the UK.
Restaurant food waste tops diner priority list
Food waste, health and nutrition, and locally sourced produce are the three top issues which diners want restaurants to focus on, according to new research from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
Raymond Blanc launches global rankings system for sustainable restaurants
The first international restaurant rating system which enables diners to choose a restaurant by its sustainability standards, was launched today by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
Virgin Atlantic soars to sustainable in-flight catering
Virgin Atlantic's global catering operations are to be evaluated and rated for their sustainability credentials by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
Retailers under spotlight as global action on food waste gathers pace
Retailers and their supply chains are being targeted in a far-reaching campaign launched today that aims to accelerate action on tackling food waste.
Restaurants among 'worst culprits' for food waste
Restaurants waste almost five times more food than the average UK household - an amount deemed "unacceptable" according to the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
Restaurants looking for help to cut food waste
Irish restaurants throw away €125m worth of food every year and as a sector is looking for assistance to reduce this cost, according to a report.
Raymond Blanc praises sustainable restaurant winner
Celebrity chef Raymond Blanc has applauded The Pig restaurant for being named sustainable restaurant of the year at the National Restaurant Awards (NRA).
Jail house rocks sustainable restaurant rating
Britain's first restaurant to serve meals to the public inside prison walls has been awarded the maximum three stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall restaurant rated UK's most sustainable
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen in Plymouth has been rated the UK's most sustainable restaurant by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
Costa Coffee parent company reveals carbon cuts
The hotel and restaurant group, Whitbread, have reported achieving more than 1,500 tonnes of CO2 savings in 2011.