Like many venues which serve granola and yoghurt at breakfast, we have confronted the sustainable challenges posed by offering such food options, which invariably come in plastic pots accompanied by plastic lids and cutlery.
By working in partnership with our caterers, Eden Caterers, we have been able to avoid plastic containers entirely by opting for wine glasses made from recycled glass. We send these glasses to our caterers who fill them with the granola and yoghurt mixture which are then served with our own UK-produced spoons that are made up of 90% recycled steel. To ensure these breakfasts are kept fresh without the need for plastic lids, they are wrapped in Eden Caterers' food wrap made of PLA (Polylactic Acid) film, which is a natural polymer made from natural materials such as corn starch and sugar cane (see success story 1).
We have replaced all our PET plastic film wrap with lower‑impact plant-based and compostable PLA film.
We have reduced our plastic consumption by using an environmentally friendly detergent supplier.