At DOSA LOVE we care about our impact on the world around us!
NO PLASTIC PACKAGING
With this in mind we use Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Packaging
SHOPPING SMALL & LOCAL
We endeavour to support other small and
local businesses wherever practicable
We use fresh produce where ever possible
and quality check all our ingredients.
PLANT BASED / VEGAN
No animal products are used in our food
Staff are paid above the living wage
We hate to see food wasted and will donate left-overs when we can
At Dosa Love we constantly work to improve our sustainability.
Thinking about the environment has been something I have done since I was a kid, in the early 90’s I encouraged my family to recycle before it was even a thing.
Running Dosa Love is my way of taking control of my work life so that I can lessen my impact on the environment whilest earning a living, and I am always looking to find ways to improve what we do and how we do it.
When I started my first business in 2012 I used Vegware packaging, and became involved in grass-roots food organisations and events. Learning along the way about reducing my carbon footprint, organic food, and the impact of producing food on the environment.
Our aim is to limit our impact on the environment by constantly assessing what we do.
We currently do the following:
Offer all our food in biodegradable packaging
Offer plant-based food options only
Trade at events with a similar ethos to our own
Limit car travel by operating on a small scale and combining journeys
Limiting our printed materials
Getting creative with stall signs, repurposing old boards, making decorations from recycled fabrics and packaging
Supply left over food to organisations that can pass it on, whenever practicable
Utilise spreadsheets to plan food orders to minimise on waste when cooking
Use careful rotation systems and ensure that we use food within it’s BBE
We freeze, ferment and pickle foods to limit food waste
We work on a small scale with a small gazebo, keeping the weight and size down so that we don’t need to use a large van for our regular work.Helping to limit emissions
Use eco-friendly sanitiser
Here's the green man making sure we are doing our bit for nature....
AIMS FOR 2022
Update: In 2020 our Dosa Business went on hold due to the pandemic, so we didn’t carry out all our aims and goals as we had hoped. So now, two years later, we are ready to continue with working towards our sustainability goals.
Our aims for 2022:
We aim to source more of our fresh food locally from small scale suppliers to limit food miles, packaging and contribute to the circular economy
We aim to source more of our packaged ingredients in plastic free packaging and work with existing suppliers to minimise waste by using re-useable packaging, or no packaging
Work with other small and local food businesses to encourage shopping locally and with small producers
Create a compost heap to use with my first veg patch at home – using the work food scraps
Share more information on-line about how we operate to show our customers what we are doing and encourage others to do the same
Recycle our regular packaging in to decorations for the stall
Plan further in advance with dry food orders
Provide more information online such as recipes and ideas for being more eco-friendly
The above lists are not exhaustive. There are always things we do without even realising it.
We will always find more ways to make more changes and we will continue to do so.
If you have suggestions or ideas we welcome them.
Here's a photo of Joy (my mum), Toni from Tiger Textiles, and Me, after a day learning how to use rubbish to make art with Michelle Reader.