We use only RSPO sustainable Palm oil in our cooking. RSPO are not just about the oil, although they ensure the protection of native animals habitats and no clearing of rainforests. They also utilise natural pest control techniques. RSPO also about benefitting the environment and protecting the growers. RSPO estimates that there are at least 7 million smallholders, usually just simple households, that earn a living (fully or partially) from oil palm worldwide, with 3.1 million of those in Africa. Healthcare and protected rights are now a reality.
It is also low in cholesterol and tastes fabulous !
PACKAGING & PLASTICS
We virtually removed all of the single use plastics from our business back in 2020. Our boxes are either corrugated cardboard or bio-degradable containers for customers eating on the go. Our forks are made from Beech wood, due to new legislation we can no longer offer plastic forks as an alternative . We certainly can’t save the planet from Auckley but we certainly can play our part however small that is.
As a matter of course all our waste packaging (cardboard, paper, plastics and glass) is collected for recycling. Further to that all our waste palm oil is collected and then made into biodiesel.
We recently partnered with Re-Food to prevent our food waste going to landfill. All the food we throw away from fish prep, to scraps and the oddments left at the end of the shift all are sent to re-food. They render them down using a biodigester producing fertilser that goes back to growing our potatoes and the methane produced is used to produce power. We have managed to close a very big loop in our waste. The upshot being that we are preventing around 100kg of waste entering landfill every week, which is astounding.