The Alchemist achieves carbon neutral status

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By James McAllister

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The Alchemist achieves carbon neutral status

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Creative cocktail bar and restaurant group The Alchemist has announced it is now a carbon neutral business, following its work in partnership with Carbon Neutral Britain.

The group, which operates 20 sites across the UK, says it calculated and offset its scope 1 and scope 2 emissions for the year, supporting verified renewable projects around the world.

It has also been working to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible, through changes such as the addition of appliance timers; reusing all fruit in garnishes; and using local suppliers.

More innovative measures include the introduction of machines that convert leftover food into drain-safe liquid. Cooking oil is now collected and turned into biodiesel to operate its delivery vehicles, and for every customer visiting to one of its sites a £1 donation to plant trees in a third world country is set aside to counteract the carbon used.

Elsewhere, to tie in with its focus on sustainability, the group has introduced a Moving Mountains 'phish finger' sandwich to its menu that's served with a pico salsa, mayonnaise, lettuce and tartare sauce.

“Achieving carbon neutral status brings full circle all the energy saving technology and sustainability initiatives that we have and continue to introduce into our new and existing estate,” says Paul Mitchell, The Alchemist's property director.

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