We have a zero landfill policy, so where we have control of the waste collection contract, we appoint the most sustainable contractors, whilst all food waste from our restaurants are converted into biogas and compost.
THE WAR ON STRAWS
In 2018, we went to war on plastic straws. We’ve stopped serving single-use plastic straws in all drinks where they are not necessary, unless a customer asks for one. For the very few drinks that do need straws they now come with a 100% biodegradable one. We’re confident that this simple swap can make a huge reduction in our plastic waste, without making your drinks less delicious to sip.
We had been making plans to go straw free for a while, but it was a visit from Mark our Co-founder’s 4 year old son that was the final straw. He said he “didn’t want a straw with his orange juice because he didn’t want turtles to choke and die”. We made a vow then to turn Wahaca into a zero plastic straw company.