Since its launch last December, Foxy Wings has aimed to be a sustainable and eco-friendly addition to Bedford’s restaurant scene and now, even their waste will contribute to their green credentials.
Partnering with local recycling specialists, Cawleys, the waste produced by the restaurant will now either be recycled or converted into energy.
Cawleys will collect all the general waste and segregated recycling from the restaurant, including glass, card, plastic and food waste, all of which will be sorted, segregated and recycled for second life use.
Recycling will also include all the restaurant’s takeaway ‘Vegware’ food packaging, cutlery and straws, all of which are a compostable eco-friendly alternative to traditional takeaway containers and can be fully composted even if they contain food residue.
Foxy Wings’ environmental commitment includes a menu that is 50% plant-based, using free-range chicken, the use of 100% renewable energy and a hydro heat pump, and the recycling of all its cooking oil into biodiesel.
Even their premises were created with sustainability in mind and the team spent time and money to salvage and reuse as much material as possible. This included the repurposing of internal metal structures, seating, tiles, exterior wood cladding and panelling.
“We’re extremely excited to be working with Cawleys,” said Matt Pearson, founder and director of Foxy Wings.
“The whole Foxy Wings ethos is to minimise our burden on the planet when it comes to waste, which is why we chose to work with a local partner such as Cawleys.
“Our vision is to see environmentally sustainable business models become the standard and working with an organisation that helps local business on the path to carbon neutrality and ultimately net zero is the perfect fit for us.”
Nicky Severn, Marketing Manager at Cawleys said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as Foxy Wings’ recycling partner. We have worked tirelessly to ensure our business model offers a truly sustainable waste management solution and we’re delighted to see local businesses doing the same.
“We look forward to a long and happy relationship with Foxy Wings and developing many more innovative ways to help them exceed their environmental targets starting with Vegware recycling.”