Grocery store focused on selling certified organic products, favoring local, regional and national producers who meet this requirement.
They also operate as a restaurant, always following this line of thinking and actions towards the environment.
They reuse the water from the air conditioning to water their vegetable garden, encourage customers to use the cardboard boxes from their orders to carry their purchases, don’t utilize single-use plastic and collect all their organic waste for composting.
Since 2019, the Mercearias have been awarded the Green Key in the Restaurants category for the good practices they develop in the areas of environmental and social sustainability.
Sustainability Criteria reported ⬇️
Use eco-friendly detergents
✅Use sustainable and/or recycled furniture and utensils (materials present in the decoration, in the type of construction chosen, in the furniture, etc.)
✅Provide tap water
✅Invoice/receipt printing is optional
✅All workers have an employment contract
✅Work in such a way that there are no leftovers
✅Straws are made of stainless steel, bamboo or perishable materials (ex. pasta) and only offered after customer’s request.
✅Take-away packaging is made of biodegradable material
✅Make the most of ingredients, including animals (shells, branches, fish bones, skin and bones to cook broth or new dishes)
✅More than 50% of products are of Portuguese origin.
✅Work with local producers and when these products do not exist locally they seek fair trade(e.g. coffee, chocolate, tea, etc.)
✅The packaging and preservation of the food are done using reusable utensils (ex. Tupperware, jars, etc)
✅The menu changes at least every season and is made with seasonal products
✅There are at least 3 vegetarian/vegan main course options (balanced options – no mixed salad, for example.)
✅There are at least 2 vegetarian/vegan options in the entrees
✅There is at least 1 vegan option for dessert(not just fruit)
Zomato is the most widely used restaurant discovery app in Portugal. The updated content includes restaurant menus, photos, addresses and other information, users can also rate and give feedback on the restaurants. In Portugal, it has more than 2.5 million visits per month, being the most complete restaurant discovery platform for those looking for options to eat out, take-away service, reservations and contactless solutions for restaurants. To provide an even more complete experience, the company recently launched the Delivery service in the new Zomato app.
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Sustainable Development Goals 🍃
This project actively contributes to the reduction of waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse. This SDG also aims to reduce global food waste in production and consumption.
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