Previously the passionfruit for the garnish was imported from South America and discarded passionfruit was composted, but Revolution Bars Group new direction has been anticipated to reduce its carbon footprint by over 100 tons of CO2.
Revolution Bars Group CEO Rob Pitcher said: “The Pornstar Martini and Rumtini are massively popular serves for us so we were using a lot of passionfruit, but in the vast majority of cases the passionfruit garnish was quickly discarded by customers as it was simply getting in their way of enjoying their drink.
“The decision to replace the passionfruit garnish with rice paper is just one of the many ways we will achieve our sustainability goals.”
Another part of the initiative has included the introduction of financial savings from sales of the cocktails, which the operator has previously sold 1.2m of annually, being invested into sustainability projects across the business, recycling zones behind its bars, LED lighting, a reduced number of vehicles drops, and all its direct electricity being supplied from a zero-carbon supplier.
Best environmental practice
Revolution Bars Group, which was awarded a Gold Level Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice and is one of the founding members of the Zero Carbon Forum, also introduced a ‘Zero Hero’ to its sites; a designated staff member whose responsibility it is to focus on reducing out-of-hours energy consumption, which has helped reduce the companies energy consumption by 19% since 2017.
Pitcher added: “Since 2019 we have been working hard to implement ways to ensure that Revolution Bars Group is a sustainable and environmentally conscious business, we have set ourselves some tough targets, such as our guiding goal to be Net Zero business before 2030.”