The Take Home Boxes have been manufactured and printed in the UK by eco-friendly packaging specialist, BioPak.
Kerri McGuinness, Marketing and Communications Manager at Harvey Nichols said, "Recently awarded an SRA Three Star Rating, we are always trying to find innovative ways to further improve our sustainability practices. We put the project out to tender with three suppliers and found BioPaK to be the most flexible with our bespoke design needs and responsive to our requests. It was a long term project, and the end result is certainly worth it."
The boxes are made from wood pulp that is produced from sustainable forests in Europe and coated with a compostable material to render them leak proof. Functional and sustainable, they can be fully composted when they've reached their end of life, so very kind to the environment.
The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has quoted an average restaurant throws out 21 tonnes of food a year and that embarrassment is the main reason more diners don’t ask to take food home. About a third of that waste is swept directly from diners’ plates into the bin. With Take Home Boxes readily available, the OXO Tower will now be encouraging customers to take their leftovers home, helping to reduce this figure.
Commenting on their sustainability rating, Catherine Conway, Senior Account Manager for OXO at The SRA said, "We’re absolutely delighted that OXO has achieved a Three Star Sustainability Rating, which is the result of four years of hard work increasing their sustainability commitment and achievements each year. In particular, the SRA was impressed by their sourcing policy including local and seasonal fruit and vegetables, MSC fish and seafood and Fairtrade ingredients. It makes perfect sense that they should introduce Take Home Boxes for their customers, after all, who would want to waste a morsel of these high quality, delicious dishes?"
Mark Brigden, Technical Director at BioPak, added: "We'd like to congratulate OXO Tower Restaurant for the sustainability rating, it's thoroughly deserved and we encourage other restaurants to do the same."
Restaurateurs can contact BioPak directly on 01386 555 777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order take-home boxes and get in touch with the SRA via email email@example.com or calling 020 7479 4224 to discuss their restaurant's sustainability.
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