Douglas McMaster is a known throughout the food industry for his innovative and ethical practices. In 2014 he won the ‘BBC Young Chef of the Year Award’ followed by ‘Britain’s Most Innovative Chef’ at the first Young British Foodie awards. His Hackney restaurant, Silo, is the world’s first ever zero-waste restaurant. By working with suppliers who deliver ‘package-free’ produce, flour milled on-site and compost machines, Silo has achieved the zero-waste concept serving food that would have otherwise been wasted in the name of fine dining.
In this episode Douglas shares his 3 zero-waste pillars for success and he and Lizzie discuss the culture change needed to live a zero-waste life, get back to nature and encourage sustainable living.
You can follow Douglas on instagram @mcmasterchef
Doug’s 3 pillars for zero-waste living shared in this episode: Direct Trade; Whole Food preparation; Composting
Also discussed was Oddbox, where you can rescue odd and surplus fruit & veg directly from the farm and help save the planet: https://www.oddbox.co.uk
Farmbox, ethically and sustainably sourced groceries direct from the farmers to you: https://www.farmdrop.com/
- Direct Trade
- Whole Food preparation
What is Earth Shakers?
Earth Shakers is a brand new podcast hosted by Lizzie Carr, an eco-adventurer, campaigner, author and founder of the environmental movement, Planet Patrol.
Lizzie has spent the last five years bringing attention to some of the most pressing issues affecting our planet. And with so much happening in the world right now - all at lightening speed - it can feel like a pretty daunting place.
Earth Shakers is her brand new podcast designed to help us feel equipped and empowered to make a positive difference in the world. This podcast delves into the minds of leading scientists, social innovators, activists, storytellers, adventurers and thinkers who are shaking up the planet, and making sense of the chaos. These individuals are pushing boundaries to forge a better world and we discuss everything from the challenges faced, sacrifices made and visions for the future, as well as the motivators that keep them going.
We’ll be able to learn something from every single one of them and, importantly, they will be providing us with the knowledge and tools to show up and take action in our daily lives - bringing out the earth shaker that exists in us all.
Stay tuned in with the conversation on my Instagram @lizzie_outside and #earthshakers