Ecover opens Rubbish Café pop-up

The Ecover Rubbish Café will serve a waste menu from eco-chef Tom Hunt and will be kitted out with an upcycled décor inspired by eco-designer Max McMurdo. Guests can learn how to #LiveClean while they lunch in sumptuously upcycled surroundings. The two-day pop-up will serve up inspiration and ideas for simple swaps that can be made to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic.

The Rubbish Café celebrates the arrival of Ecover’s new washing-up liquid range which comes in a new 100% recycled and 100% recyclable bottle. Free re-fills of washing-up liquid will be available to anyone who brings along an old bottle.

The vegetarian and vegan bowl food options will be served on a first come, first serve basis so nothing goes to waste.

The eco friendly pop-up will be open on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May 2018, 8am to 4pm in Log Acre, Covent Garden

Tom Hunt, eco-chef & author of The Natural Cook has created the menu with dishes including:

      • The Revolution Bowl – Spelt and rye grains with red kale, cranberries, hazelnuts, beetroot soya-yoghurt, roasted rhubarb and a pickled hen’s egg
      • The Mother Nature Bowl – Wild turmeric rice, cauliflower and leaves, golden sultanas, coriander, chaat masala, coconut (vegan)
      • The Rubbish Bowl – Puy lentil salad with sprouting broccoli, dried apple, wild garlic pesto, pink peppercorns, feta and seaweed
      • Banana bread – made from saved bananas
      • Coffee provided by Over Under.

Rubbish Interiors: TV presenter Max McMurdo has created playful upcycled trolley chairs to furnish Ecover’s Rubbish Café. The unique items prove that re-using everyday waste objects can create contemporary and functional furniture. Rubbish Design: guests can learn more about Ecover’s packaging commitments, including the goal to use only 100% recycled plastic packaging by 2020, plus the goal to trial the use of alternative biodegradable and bio-sourced packaging that doesn’t rely on plastic.

Tom Domen, global innovation lead at Ecover says: “We’ve been fighting for a greener clean at Ecover for the past 40 years. We believe that single-use, throwaway plastic culture has had its day. So, we’ve given our plastic packaging a serious rethink. Our new washing-up liquid bottle is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable – with a commitment that all our bottles will go this way by 2020.

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