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Zero Waste Policy

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The Wild Shropshire Zero Waste Policy is a goal to divert as much waste as possible from landfill using a "whole system" approach to evaluate and manage the flow of resources and waste created by the restaurant. The policy will look at each type of waste generated by the restaurant and detail ways in which this waste is managed, with an initial target of 90% of waste being eliminated from landfill, and ultimately aiming at 100%.

 

Bottles and cans

 

Glass and cans are unavoidable waste products of a restaurant. These will simply be recycled at a local recycling facility.

 

Food Waste

 

All food waste will be sent to the Wild Shropshire Farm. Using the Bokashi composting system this can also include meat and dairy products (except milk). Animal bones cannot be composted in this way, but these will be heat treated and ground down to make bone fertiliser for the farm.

 

Candles

Each table in the restaurant has a candle. When the candles have come to the end of their useful life, the wax from the candle ends will be melted down and recycled into new candles.

Cardboard

It is inevitable that a certain amount of cardboard will be received by the restaurant from suppliers. Cardboard should be separated and given to the Wild Shropshire Farm. Some of this will be used as weed barriers on their “no-dig” vegetable bed system, some may be composted, and the rest will be recycled using the local recycling facilities.

Serviettes and hand towels

Serviettes and hand towels will be made of cloth and therefore washed rather than being thrown away.

Eliminating avoidable plastics

Where possible, alternative sources of plastics should be used, such as biodegradable clingfilm and bin-bags. If plastics are being supplied as packaging by external suppliers, this should be investigated to see whether these unnecessary plastics can be eliminated at source.

Waste monitoring

It will be the responsibility of the member of staff appointed to be waste manager to monitor what waste is and is not being recycled. Where waste is not being eliminated from landfill, alternatives will be explored to see whether this can be eliminated by alternative means of supply or use of products. If specific examples are found, they will be added to this policy.

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