Blagichka is the first zero waste restaurant in Bulgaria that hires underprivileged youths and is currently run by a 21 year-old female manager. Based on the five principles of the zero waste philosophy, we show that a food industry business could be entirely zero waste. We have created a methodology for the zero waste philosophy which we share with other restaurants. With the EU ban on disposable plastics and the need to switch to sustainable business models, this has a huge potential to be implemented in other similar businesses. We also train students, companies and NGOs so more people in Bulgaria will know about the zero waste philosophy.
A Small Business Agenda
All around the globe, thousands of food small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their expert supporters were asked, “How to boost the role of SMEs in providing good food for all?” This report shares their compelling response. Executive Summary: Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish