HANK! EPISODE 9: WELSH HOSPITALITY IN CRISIS (PART 1) – WITH RESTAURANTEUR SIMON WRIGHT

In the latest episode of the Hank! Cardiff food podcast, we speak to restauranteur, food writer and broadcaster Simon Wright about the the catastrophic impact of the Coronavirus crisis on Welsh hospitality – which has been exacerbated by the fact that there is still no update on indoor opening for restaurants, bars and pubs in Wales.

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As lockdown lifts, Cardiff cafes unite to support #ContactlessCoffee & reusable cups

A group of local, independent coffee shops and restaurants has teamed up to promote #ContactlessCoffee and encourage the safe and hygienic use of reusable coffee cups as lockdown restrictions lift. The campaign is based on an initiative from City to Sea, the award-winning, Bristol-based organisation turning the tide on single-use plastic. They recently launched the #ContactlessCoffee campaign, which began as a pilot in Bristol, with a short video for cafes highlighting the latest best practice for accepting reusable cups safely.

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This Week, Join a Virtual Film Screening and Q&A on The Story of Plastic

For many of us, the lockdown has provided an opportunity to spend time planning for a greener, more sustainable future in South Wales and beyond. In this spirit, Friends of the Earth Cymru will be hosting a free, virtual screening of The Story Of Plastic – and they’re inviting everyone to join a post-screening Q&A and discussion to help spur on local action as the lockdown lifts.

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Food Waste falls at Home during Coronavirus lockdown

A new WRAP study shows that householders have become more resourceful in managing their food during the Coronavirus lockdown – from using up cupboard stocks, to meal planning, freezing leftovers and batch-cooking. Meanwhile, in Cardiff, a new online food information hub details the ways that people can be part of a city-wide response to the crisis; whether that’s by supporting local food businesses, volunteering to feed the local community, reducing food waste or growing food at home.

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