Our credentials

We follow the guidelines of refuse, resuse, repurpose and recycle in our approach to becoming more sustainable.

refuse

  • choose suppliers who minimise packaging e.g., FreshCorp
  • use only paper straws
  • reduce cost of takeaway coffee for people bringing their own clean travel mugs/keep cups
  • encourage patrons to bring their own clean containers for takeaway food
  • do not supply carrier bags to people buying from Providore
  • use silicon baking sheets to replace baking paper and cling film where possible

reuse

  • second hand items used in kitchen fit out e.g., refurbished applicances, storage racks, cool room
  • second hand items used in public area fit out e.g., tables and chairs from other restaurants
  • use second hand unchipped and serviceable crockery and glassware from other restaurants and op shops
  • choose suppliers who provide in reusable containers e.g., FreshCorp
  • store supplies in reusable storage containers where possible e.g., food grade plastic containers and glass jars
  • food waste to dog, chickens and goats - zero food waste achieved!
  • purchase items made from recycled products where possible e.g., toilet paper, napkins, hand towels
  • reuse baking paper sheets by turning them over wherever possible

repurpose

  • use repurposed items in fit out of cafe e.g., doors as cladding
  • repurpose packaging as storage containers where possible e.g., sanitised plastic buckets and glass jars, large soft plastic bags for soft plastic waste
  • waste oil from fryers is processed into bio-diesel for use in farm vehicles and diesel generator
  • glass jar exchange bin established inside cafe

recycle

  • collect soft plastics for recycling via REDcycle
  • cardboard, glass and other recyclables into yellow recycle bin
  • coffee grounds composted or offered to patrons for their gardens
  • choose compostable takeaway containers where ever possible

other

  • reduce food miles by purchasing locally wherever possibe e.g., B Re and Sons, Midland Junction Ice-Creamery
  • electricity during the day provided by solar panels on roof
  • use washable clean up cloths instead of chux
  • wash tea towels, aprons and cloths during the day when solar power generated
  • non-essential electrical items turned off at night e.g. electric water heater
  • rainwater diverted from roof to dam for use in irrigation of lawn
  • generator is powered by bio-diesel reclaimed from fryers
  • under floor heating and hot water generation from pellet burner - to be implemented after City of Swan approvals in place
  • investigate alternative power generation to complement existing solar - wind, bio-diesel powered generator
  • investigate the use of battery electrical storage
  • investigate metal or bamboo straws to replace plastic