Zero-waste cafe research

Arran Eco Savvy are conducting some research into the community’s views on a proposed zero-waste cafe. Read on to find out more and to take part in the survey:

Back in June last year we launched a community food access survey that we designed in conjunction with North Ayrshire Council to determine whether our access to affordable and healthy food could be improved here on Arran.

That survey identified that the Arran community was very interested in having more packaging-free food available as well as more locally grown produce and to have more options to access food in the different villages on the island.

We used this information to design a pilot project, a mobile zero-waste café, which we hope to trial from March this year. The café will look to incorporate food from the food share, provide bulk goods in zero-waste dispensers, locally grown fresh produce and will also offer an affordable hot meal and refreshments. In time we would like to start running sustainable food workshops as part of the cafes. The mobile nature of the café will allow us to reach folk on the island who do not have these facilities close by.

We are now looking for some input on how the zero-waste café should work and what you would like it to stock. We would be grateful if you could complete the following survey to tell us what you would like to see in the zero-waste café and any other ideas you might have. The survey will only take 5 minutes and can be completed here:

Thank you for your invaluable feedback!