'Silo' is a Brighton Cafe That Uses Package-Free Produce and Beans

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 3, 2016
References: silobrighton & sprudge
'Silo' is the name of a Brighton cafe from chef and owner Douglas McMaster that is extremely thoughtful when it comes to preparing and serving drinks.

At Silo, all produce comes into the location without packages, which means crates, cans and an assortment of other containers are used as alternatives to single-use plastic wrappers. Coffee beans are sourced from a local coffee shop and delivered in a reusable plastic crate and once prepared, coffee is served in glass jars. If food ends up unconsumed, it is simply added to Silo's aerobic compost machine and the rich soil is shared with local farmers.

As consumers, retailers and restaurants take greater steps to reduce food waste, it's becoming more common to see sustainable initiatives like this one being adopted on different scales.