Sustainability is about a business managing not only the financial but also the social and environmental impact of its operations. By taking sustainable action, restaurants can make a huge difference on issues such as climate change, animal welfare and food waste…
There are many ways of categorising sustainable issues for a restaurant. SRA (Sustainable Restaurant Association) in the UK, classify issues under three headings: Sourcing, Environment and Society. This covers 14 key activity areas (below). SRA’s research shows that dividing sustainability up into easily digestible, topical portions can really help restaurants focus on issues, set targets and action change.
1 Local & Seasonal
2 Environmentally Positive Farming
3 Ethical Meat & Dairy
4 Sustainable Fish
5 Fair Trade
6 Supply Chain
7 Energy Efficiency
8 Water Saving
9 Waste Management
10 Workplace Resources
11 Healthy Eating
12 Community Engagement
13 Treating People Fairly
14 Responsible Marketing
Sustainability is good for business and the planet. Local, sustainable food sources, recycled waste, energy efficiency: it’s what more and more customers want. Sustainable restaurants can make a huge difference on issues such as climate change, animal welfare and food waste, water conservation…
Water is vital to our food production and consumption. From crop irrigation to cleaning, processing and preparing food in the home or restaurant setting, water is often used without much thought. Organisations like the SRA in the UK recognise the importance of water conservation, amongst other essential considerations. A chef at home or in a restaurant setting can attempt to minimise water waste in some ways, for example: by washing fruit/vegetables in a bowl of water rather than under a running tap. However, when things ‘heat up’ in the kitchen, water conservation may be the furthest thing on a chef’s mind. A grey water recycling system or a second movement system will ensure that even if you use running taps to wash your vegetables, the water will be recycled and used for irrigation or put to another use. Water Rhapsody Mpumalanga/Limpopo can offer several long-term solutions for food suppliers and food lovers alike. Where better to recycle & conserve water than where crowds gather to use and consume it.
Water Rhapsody Water Conservation Systems has incorporated Yes Solar Mpumalanga so that we can offer solar water heating systems to further reduce your environmental impact (water and energy are linked). Yes Solar is a distributor for Solsquare Solar Solutions- high quality German-engineered solar energy systems that are competitively priced. Solsquare solar geysers are SABS- and Eskom-approved and are fitted by qualified, Eskom-accredited solar installers. In South Africa, home solar water heaters generally amortize their initial cost within 36 months (at current Eskom rates). Now is the time to install a solar geyser while the Eskom rebates last (this money will run out eventually) and before the looming energy crisis arrives. Solar water geysers can reduce household electricity costs by up to 50%.
Water Rhapsody’s WWF AWARD-winning water conservation systems (product demo) include rainwater harvesting systems, grey water recycling systems, swimming pool backwash recycling, water-saving toilet flushing mechanisms and rainwater tanks (we are authorised JoJo Tanks & Atlas Plastics water tank dealers in Mpumalanga and Limpopo).
Our water and solar systems will save the environment while you save money on water and electricity bills; get free water and free water heating!
Contact us for a free quote on a solar geyser, water system or water tank.