One way we help to reduce our impact on the environment is by being careful with what we waste.
Across all of our restaurants, all of our waste, including food waste, is diverted from landfill. Where we have control of the waste collection contract, we go the extra mile to appoint the most sustainable waste collector available. Food waste is converted into biogas and liquid fertiliser. The biogas is used to produce clean renewable electricity and the fertiliser is spread onto farmland.
We have chosen a London based company to provide us with cooking oil as not only does this reduce our carbon footprint, but the used oil is then taken away and processed into biofuel to power cars and taxis in South London.
We pride ourselves on having excellent recycling rates; we work with the Government’s Waste Resource Action Programme (WRAP) to constantly improve the amount we recycle.
Wahaca was the first own branded restaurant group to sign up to WRAP’s Hospitality and Food Service Agreement (HaFSA), where all our recycling information is passed to WRAP to help the Government minimise waste across the hospitality sector.