Joining The War On Waste – Super Kitchen!
In the last 2 years, since Eden Softplay opened in November 2013, we have always had our eye on the waste we produce. We’ve tried to do our bit, rising above the industry norms. We steer clear of disposable cups and plates, for a while we had chickens to eat the food left on plates (currently looking for a new outlet), we created two sizes for child meals to reduce food wasted (and money spent!), to name a few of our efforts.
It seems that the system of how we all get our food is broken though. Recently, there has been a lot of coverage in the media about the amount of food wasted by supermarkets. Apparently whenever a supermarket receives a stock delivery, a portion of that like likely to go straight into landfill! Even though it’s fresh from the suppliers! Crazy! France has responded by introducing a law that orders supermarkets to find a charitable output for this waste, so what about England?
Our Story – Why We Set Up
Well this is our blog, up and running, in the hope that we can communicate a little bit about what Eden Soft Play is about, what we’re doing and why. This explanation is important because we aren’t just a Soft Play Café; we’re also a social enterprise, working for the good of the people of Nottingham.
Our first three blog posts are about the story of our family café, why we started, how it’s gone so far and the challenges we face as a charitable business.