"Offering a sustainably run - as well as truly welcoming, family
friendly space - is hugely important to us and something I've looked to
both encourage and maximise wherever possible. So we're really proud to
have received the Soil Association Food for Life Silver Catering Mark, the Fairtrade South West Silver Business Award and the CIWF Good Egg Award
in recognition of this. To do this we use as much fresh, sustainable,
locally sourced and organic ingredients as possible, as well as home
compostable packaging, and are now a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association too.
"We chose to work with sustainable packaging and label provider Planglow because of their eco offering. I'd used Planglow in previous roles and had regularly seen them at Elior road shows where they'd introduce their latest ranges. The service and products have always been very good and our account manager Sally is brilliant and has come in if ever we've have any problems.
"We introduced Planglow's new Gastro Collection around nine months ago and use the wedges, multi bags, baguette bags and snack cubes for our entire 'grab and go' range. We saw the cubes first and wanted to use them for our impulse items (last minute sweets and other treats at the counter). We liked the dark look and on-pack eco messaging, and found the range to be cheaper than other similar ranges too.
"Gastro works really well with our brand because it's fully compostable
so it supports our ethos and accreditations. The client really liked
Gastro too for the same reasons and when we complete our current review
of the business, we are anticipating that the range has helped to put
us in a good place".
Kevin Collett, General Manager, The Cafe At-Bristol