Here at The Borough, we wish to create a sustainable relationship between our business practices and the environment, therefore, wherever possible we do our very best to protect the environment and local economy.
Thanks to news, social media and television programs such as David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, more and more people are becoming aware of the issues surrounding plastic disposal.
Although David Attenborough’s voice may be relaxing, the devastating impact of plastic on our environment is not. According to a 2016 report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, only 14% of plastic is currently recycled – this means that the rest usually ends up strewn in the ocean or in landfill sites.
That’s why we are stopping serving plastic straws, and switching to a biodegradable paper alternative.
Another way we like to do our bit is by using water heating solar panels – we have them installed on our roof. The panels heat the water to around 20 degrees Celsius, which is brilliant for reducing the amount of electricity needed to make the water piping hot.
To provide our customers with environmentally friendly and refreshing mineral water, we purify our own tap water. We use glass bottles that are supplied by One Green Bottle, and all of these are thoroughly washed and then re-used. This allows us to be efficient, as well as hugely reducing the amount of waste that we create.
After some extensive research, we have grown more aware of our waste contribution. We pride ourselves on being a green business, and therefore have implemented new processes to ensure two things:
1-Firstly, we shall be recycling wherever possible
2-Secondly, we are actively working to reduce the amount of packaging we use, and therefore reducing the level of waste we create.
Supporting the local community is vital to us, and so we take great pride in purchasing from independent local suppliers. This benefits our customers who receive the finest freshest ingredients but also helps to keep the local economy buzzing…just the way we like it!
As a result, our food has very low air miles, reducing the amount of unnecessary travel. This means less exhaust fumes!