Following the introduction of limited-edition 100% compostable cups, each featuring a town landmark, The Real Eating Company, which has a site at Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays, has announced it is eliminating plastic across all its cafés where possible.
Helena Hudson, Managing Director, The Real Eating Company, said: “Without doubt, food and drink packaging has contributed to the plastic waste hazard in our environment and I really wanted to do something about this in our business as we use a lot of packaging.
It took a while to source plant-based alternatives for everything we needed but we did it. Once you start looking into this industry, it is amazing what can be made out of plants! We’re really pleased to now say that all our packaging is 100% plant-based, sustainably made and biodegradable.”
Colin Wilding, General Manager at Gunwharf Quays, said: "Sustainability and recycling are very close to our hearts here at Gunwharf Quays – we have our own onsite recycling centre and we have one of largest arrays of solar panels on a shopping centre in Europe.
We are proud to support brands like The Real Eating Company to reduce the volume of waste that is produced, demonstrating our commitment to providing a sustainable shopping experience.”
The Real Eating Company’s new packaging is made of plants not plastic. This means that their products use renewable lower carbon or recycled materials and can be composted with food waste where accepted. They now serve all sandwiches, warm drinks and takeaway food in sustainable packaging.
For more information, visit www.real-eating.co.uk.