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The war on straws – why you should say no to plastic

Posted by Emily Marr on Sep 7, 2018 12:30:00 PM

It’s a no-brainer that plastic is bad for the environment. Just turn to your local beach and there’s a good chance you’ll find at least one piece of plastic washed up on the sand. With calls to action increasing, supermarkets around the world have taken up a stand and gone single-use plastic bag free.

But things aren’t stopping there. Environmental activists are now turning to plastic straws with many groups stating that in some countries, like Australia, about 10 million plastic straws are used every day. The call to action has been heard across the world and now businesses, airlines, hotels and more are taking the pledge to go plastic straw free.

So, what is the plastic straw war all about and what should you do about it?

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Topics: Tips for hospitality managers, Sustainability, Tips for owners, Hospitality trends

Talking provenance and produce with Straight To The Source

Posted by Glennise Pinili on May 30, 2018 7:57:00 AM

Straight To The Source is the brainchild of Australian food experts Tawnya Bahr and Lucy Allon, each of whom have over 20 years experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry, both back and front of house.

They create their food tours specifically with the hospitality professional in mind, filling a gap for hands-on professional development focused on understanding the provenance of the produce sourced by hospitality businesses.

We talked to them recently about their passion for Australian produce and why they advocate provenance and sustainability. 

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Topics: Hospitality interview, Sustainability

How breweries are making beer and tackling food waste

Posted by Chloe Papas on Nov 16, 2017 12:43:45 PM

Across the globe, we waste 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year; from the leftovers we chuck out in our domestic bins to the large-scale waste committed by hospitality venues, supermarkets and food producers. 

The world is beginning to wake up to the issue at hand, and while it does so, organizations and charities are popping up across the world with the specific task of reducing the massive amount of food we throw out each year. 

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Topics: Sustainability, Tips for bartenders

The most admirable hospitality businesses of 2016

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Dec 12, 2016 8:05:00 AM

As 2016 nears its end, you can just about hear the collective sigh of relief – it hasn’t been an easy ride. But if you squint past the dark cloud that hung over the world (and the restaurant industry) for most of this year, you will find stories that will convince you 2016 wasn’t all bad. 

We've compiled some of our favorite ventures from the last year by creative people in the hospitality industry.

These projects forged new paths in the industry, proving there is space in hospitality to discuss the big issues facing us today, and to take steps towards positive change.

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Topics: Sustainability, Hospitality trends, Hospitality inspiration

Unique ways to recycle coffee grounds

Posted by Jos Shimoga on Sep 23, 2016 7:30:00 AM

The whole world is addicted to coffee, let's admit it. However, have you considered how much waste is being created from this global love we have? To put it into perspective, about 2 tablespoons of coffee ground per cup of coffee made is going into the trash. 

Here’s the good news. There are some geniuses out there reusing coffee grounds to make fabulous things. We've listed some of them for you to enjoy. Maybe they will inspire you to make changes in your own cafe.

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Topics: Typsy list, Tips for baristas, Sustainability, Tips for owners

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