Five stars for Ropery Coffee Shop as it launches its new food waste policy
The Ropery Coffee Shop, part of The Ropewalk arts centre in Barton upon Humber, has just learnt that it has once again received five stars in the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme operated by North Lincolnshire Council
Following an early November inspection the Coffee Shop has been awarded a maximum of five stars for each of the three categories, food hygiene, structure and cleaning, and confidence in management.
The news comes hot on the heels of changes to its food waste policy. The Ropewalk has just signed up to an innovative scheme recycling food waste and now recycles all its food waste through Doncaster based ReFood which sees regular collections of food waste being recycled into renewable energy and bio-fertiliser.
“At The Ropewalk we have always been conscious of wanting to reduce our waste and this seemed to be an ideal opportunity,” said The Ropewalk’s Business Manager, Lorraine Stanley.
“Now, instead of disposing of any waste food in the general bin we can put them straight into a recycling bin that is emptied regularly and swapped with an empty sanitised one,” Lorraine continued.
ReFood works from two other locations apart from Doncaster, Widnes and Dagenham, and together generate enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of more than 50,000 homes every year.
The Ropewalk is joining organisations such as Doncaster Racecourse, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, and the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in recycling waste such as kitchen, food and drink waste, fruit and vegetables, and bread and bakery products.
“Turning to ReFood to dispose of our food waste means that we can now downsize our commercial waste collection which in turn means less waste being sent to land fill,” Lorraine continued.