The Inconvenience Store: Melbourne’s first Pay-As-You-Feel supermarket fighting food waste

The Inconvenience Store is Melbourne’s first permanent Pay-As-You-Feel supermarket, using rescued food. The Thornbury-based project works with local restaurants, farmers markets and businesses (including Aldi, Dench Bakers and SecondBite) to salvage some of their produce and make it available the public. Shoppers can name their price, and those who can’t afford to pay for their goods are welcome to take what they need at no cost. The … Continue reading The Inconvenience Store: Melbourne’s first Pay-As-You-Feel supermarket fighting food waste

Austin gets serious about waste by banning restaurants from throwing away food waste

Austin is well known for its edgy live music scene, now Texas’ capital city is becoming known for its fight against food waste as the city has now banned restaurants from throwing away food waste. Under a new policy that began on 1 October, all food-permitted businesses in the city are required to keep organic material, such as food scraps and soiled paper products, from landfills. … Continue reading Austin gets serious about waste by banning restaurants from throwing away food waste

Wize Monkey’s coffee leaf tea making good of a waste product of coffee

Wize Monkey is on a mission to improve the livelihoods of coffee-dependent communities by harvesting a sustainable product from coffee leaves – a waste product of coffee – in the form of coffee leaf tea. By making use of the coffee leaves too, the production of coffee leaf tea generates a year-round economy for coffee growers and workers, who typically only have a three-month long production … Continue reading Wize Monkey’s coffee leaf tea making good of a waste product of coffee

Green Bars: Tap 13 gets waste down to zero at this Tooting Broadway Market drinking den

Fancy a pit stop at a zero waste bar to break up your shopping for groceries or after-work drinks? Then stop off for a tipple at Tap 13, a pop-up zero waste bar nestled in Tooting Broadway Market. DSC Group, the team behind the newly launched bar, have taken the giant leap when it comes to sustainability and have eliminated the use of any single-use … Continue reading Green Bars: Tap 13 gets waste down to zero at this Tooting Broadway Market drinking den

Green Bars: Barcade, various locations in northeastern US

The bar industry, just like its restaurant counterpart, is known for generating huge amounts of waste. With more and more businesses becoming aware of the impact of waste, many businesses, especially independents, are embracing being green with an open heart. Barcade, a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic video games and American craft beer, opened its first bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in … Continue reading Green Bars: Barcade, various locations in northeastern US

Swedish store develops Old Milk fragrance to help people rely on their senses to tackle food waste

Swedish grocery chain, Coop, has resorted to Old Milk – a fragrance that smells just like milk gone bad – to help reduce food waste in Sweden at home, by helping people to understand the difference between drinkable and undrinkable milk. The Old Milk fragrance aims to get people to trust their own sense of smell and taste, rather than relying on best before dates in determining whether … Continue reading Swedish store develops Old Milk fragrance to help people rely on their senses to tackle food waste

The truth about veganism, plant-based foods and their impact on the environment

Shopping for groceries over the last year or so, the most prolific change in the aisles that I have seen is the section of space that is now being given over to plant-based products and vegan products. It’s not that I have an issue with veganism per se, but it’s interesting that this is given far more priority over removing the number of products containing … Continue reading The truth about veganism, plant-based foods and their impact on the environment

Bermondsey haunt Nine Lives launches sustainable cocktail menu

Bermondsey cocktail bar Nine Lives has unveiled a new cocktail menu that has a focus on sustainability, community and reduced carbon footprint. With an ethos based on reduced waste and ingredients selected with intention, the new menu includes a section on signature drinks, one on sharers and a final of remixed classics that showcases cocktails from each spirit category and serves them three ways – classically, twisted by … Continue reading Bermondsey haunt Nine Lives launches sustainable cocktail menu

Paddington Central launch floating market selling local produce on barges

Paddington Central plays host to a floating market, where barges along the Grand Union Canal will open their doors to local vendors selling street food, local produce, seasonal organic produce, as well as live music. The floating market, which runs from 29 August to 2 September, will feature local businesses including Freddie’s Flowers and Clifton Nurseries selling flowers. Lamar Scarves​, Local Honey Man and Sunwar Foods will … Continue reading Paddington Central launch floating market selling local produce on barges

Food Waste: What’s the world’s most wasted foods and what you can do to reduce food waste

Around one third of the food produced in the world every year – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes – wasted. That food is wasted at every stage from farm to table. In fields, unpicked, “ugly” produce is left to rot. In grocery stores, workers reject blemished yet edible fruits and veggies. And in homes, people ignore leftovers and throw out perishables before they’ve expired. World’s most wasted foods The … Continue reading Food Waste: What’s the world’s most wasted foods and what you can do to reduce food waste