As a family of two small children we are increasingly aware of how accountable we are for their future. As business owners we have a greater social responsibility to address our environmental footprint. There is much to consider – our purchasing, energy, packaging and waste. We are certainly not perfect, but here are some of the steps we have taken to improve our sustainability.
The sustainable choice is to purchase seafood that is not subject to over fishing and has been caught or farmed using methods that respect the environment.
At love.fish we list the provenance of all of our seafood, selecting the highest quality fish from sustainable & environmentally responsible fisheries. All our fish is sourced locally from Australia & New Zealand. We believe food miles play an important role in reducing our ecological footprint.
As a restaurant providing takeaway we have been very mindful to choose environmentally responsible packaging. Most food containers can be recycled but often end up as landfill. Ensuring the majority of our packaging is biodegradable is integral to our waste management.
All take home boxes and cutlery are manufactured from 100% sustainable sources such as sugar cane and cornstarch. For our salad and sauce containers we have chosen PLA plant based plastic. This ensures all love.fish take home packaging is biodegradable or compostable within 12 weeks.
Our napkins & paper bags are sourced from plantation timber – a renewable resource – and then composted or recycled.
The love.fish goal is to help reduce landfill, protect natural resources and reduce greenhouse emissions.
The food industry is unfortunately associated with large amounts of waste both in the packaging of food products and in the amount of food that is discarded. love.fish employs the following practices to drastically reduce our waste footprint.
Food waste – all of our organic waste is separated and sent to Earth Power where it is converted into green energy and organic fertilisers. This enables us to redirect all food scraps, coffee grounds and napkins from landfill and convert it into a sustainable resource.
Oil – our used cooking oil is collected, responsibly recycled and refined to biodiesel.
We reuse and recycle all our packaging material such as Cardboard, Glass and Plastic.
Stationary – our love.fish menus, letterheads and business cards are all printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper.
love.fish purchases 100% Green Power – accredited renewable energy.
love.fish only use HealtheClean environmentally safe cleaning products that are plant based, non-toxic and biodegradable.
love.fish is proud to be a Green table certified business. Managed by Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA), Green Table Australia is an education and certification program that supports and recognises Australian restaurants that are doing what they can to reduce their impact on the environment.