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Sustainable Restaurant Association helps caterers clean up their credentials
The Sustainable Restaurant Association has approved its first supplier of cleaning products in a bid to ease restaurants' concerns about their environmental impact. Delphis Eco, the UK's manufacturer of ecological cleaning products, has already started supplying SRA member restaurants, including the central London-based pub group Cubitt House.
"Sustainability in restaurants is about much more than the provenance of food," suggests Mark Linehan, Managing Director of SRA. "Environmental responsibility is also a key element and the availability of ecological cleaning products that are safe and competitively priced is a hugely positive step. For this reason we are very pleased to list Delphis Eco as an approved supplier."
The products and chemicals used to guarantee hygiene standards are a crucial aspect of sustainability in the catering industry. Many cleaning products traditionally used in restaurants cause damaging pollution to our water supplies - a problem that generally goes unrecognised by the public who often take comfort in 'cure-all' water treatment facilities.
Mark Jankovich, CEO of Delphis Eco, explains: "Hazardous chemicals, detergents, soap and effluent can no longer be dumped recklessly into water courses or flushed down drains. The SRA's work offers a fantastic opportunity to tackle this and other environmental issues in the restaurant industry, and Delphis Eco is proud to be its first approved supplier of ecological cleaning products."
To tackle this aspect of sustainability in restaurants and foster closer ties between restaurants and suppliers, the SRA launched a Supplier Approval scheme earlier this year. Suppliers that exceed the SRA's minimum sustainability standards in production methods, supply, and client and staff relations will be featured in the SRA's Supplier Directory.
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5th July 2012