Our Journey to Zero Waste
Waste is a noun, not a verb.
We're on a mission to be the first event catering company in Australia to provide zero waste catered events for our clients
There's a horrifying amount of waste created by the food industry. We know it's unsustainable, so we set ourselves the challenge of proving it can be economically sustainable. If we can create a zero waste catering model, we'll be shouting it from the rooftops to ensure every catering company can do the same.
Things we already do
green waste from our kitchen and serveware from events gets composted at Rose Bay Community Garden.
food delivered in cardboard boxes go back to our suppliers so they can reuse them
catering leftovers go to our bellies
cardboard recycling and co-mingling recycling at our kitchen (we’re trying to minimise
fashion designer linen offcuts turned into hankies as an alternative to single use napkins
used cooking oil gets repurposed
got some chickens (well, Rose Bay Community Garden did)
make our own sodas to reduce bottled plastics
shred waste office paper for the chickens
onsite sorting boxes provided to reuse/repurpose catering waste
use reusable tupperware only
removed baking paper and alfoil
make our own herbal teas to eliminate tea bags
Things we want to do
a memorandum of understanding with suppliers to use minimal packaging when supplying produce
chef uniforms made from eco friendly fabrics that are factory offcuts
look at all soft plastics and food packaging and keep finding alternatives
found a compostable gloves supplier to trial, waiting for shipment
found a reusable glad wrap to trial, waiting for shipment
spoke to EnviroBank about a container deposit scheme at HQ, waiting for a response
find a reusable vac pack bag or an alternative
receive meat in reusable containers, not vac packed
If you'd like to help us achieve zero waste, or can connect us with the right people we'd love to hear from you.
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