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Sustainability

We are committed to promote sustainable practices and implementing the targets set within the SDGs strengthening the links between food, people and the planet. We are implementing various initiatives to reduce food waste and develop programs to reduce the use of single-use plastics.

01. Surplus and leftovers donations to local NGOs

We collaborate with the local NGO Nutrición sin Fronteras and the Food Bank, which manage a network of food resources aimed at combating poverty in Barcelona, ​​in the BCNshares el menjar (BCN shares food) project.

02. Social commitment, relationship with cooking schools

We support several initiatives that help young people improve their lives employability, skills and confidence they need to succeed. We participate in the initiatives of the local community, with the projects Cuina Justa , Espigoladores , Fundació Èxit and Melting Pot.

03. Materials and Proximity

Considering the huge amount of material that is supplied to Gastrofira each year, our commitment is to increase the use of compostable and recyclable materials.

Gastrofira has implemented a strategy to reduce single use plastic in all catering production and outlets by increasing the use of compostable and recyclable material, introducing bioplastic materials (PLA) and discarding disposable ones, replacing aluminium cans or PET bottles by glass bottles and discarding milk plastic bottles.

Coffee capsules recycling

Coffee capsules recycling

We collect all coffee capsules at the end of the events and separate them from the rest of waste.

Plastic reduction

Plastic reduction

We have reduced the use of aluminium cans, sigle-use plastic, tetrabrik and PET bottles and favoured the use of degradable polymers (PLA)

Water

Water

We encourage and offer the service of water distributors. The osmosis tap water avoids the use of plastic bottles

Donations

Donations

Gastrofira donates material (tables, plates, cuttlery) to local NGOs.

Oil reuse

Oil reuse

We collaborate with a program called “Rastro solidario” that reuses frying oil for social purposes.