By Stefanie Collins, editor b&c
Tales of the Cocktail’s new Sustainability Award seeks to recognise the people in the bar industry who are leading the way in their own venues as well as encouraging other venues to follow suit.
In an official statement the team behind Tales stated: “By preserving natural resources and contributing to sustainability efforts, their accomplishments are ensuring that our Earth will continue to produce resources for the drinks we enjoy for years to come.”
Tales of the Cocktail will give out four to five Sustainable Awards during the 2016 Toast to Tales Press Conference on Wednesday, 20 July.
According to Ryan Chetiyawardana, founder and owner of White Lyan and Dandelyan, who is himself a passionate advocate of sustainable bar practices, the promotion of greener bartending is something the whole industry needs to be behind.
“Not only will this celebrate those who are taking the necessary steps to make this part of their business, but those who are spreading information and education so more people can adapt to make it part of their own too,” he said.
“A greener and more sustainable outlook is crucial for all industries, but working with fresh produce and across so many parts of the world, it is paramount for the future of the food and drink industry. This is something my team and I are very passionate about, so it is amazing to see it being recognised by the leading voice in our industry – Tales of the Cocktail.”
Nominations for the awards can be submitted here.