- Because of their overall efforts, the restaurant has managed to avoid 7 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) over one year. For comparison, that’s the equivalent to driving an average car for over 25,000 kilometres!
- Thanks to a 98% vegan menu, carbon emissions per customer are 65% lower at Grassroots Pantry than at peer mid- to high-end restaurants surveyed.
- A newly introduced 3% Carbon Tax in lieu of the prior 10% Service Charge looks to support individuals, organic producers, researchers, NGOs and social enterprises that Grassroots Pantry works with. The restaurant also practices a ‘No Single-Use-Plastics’ policy with incentive for takeaway customers: if they bring their own container, the Carbon Tax will be waived.
- Over 97% of food in Hong Kong is imported- a great deal by air, which means a large carbon footprint – Grassroots Pantry has committed to sourcing directly from farms in Hong Kong and China since day one, resulting in a big reduction in transport emissions.
All pictures courtesy of Grassroots Pantry.