An independent restaurant group, based in Cheltenham, is starting off their green initiative by making sure none of their waste is sent to landfill. 

The Gloucestershire group, JM Socials, has made the switch to zero landfill - as part of a sustainability plan.

On top of regular plastics, paper and tin recycling, the group will be using a waste disposal company that turns food and packaging waste into electricity.

They do this through an incinerating process by capturing carbon and transferring it into energy. They're now running this green initiative throughout each of their Cheltenham restaurants - Holee CowHolee CowlessHolee CluckerPrithviBao + BBQ and Bhoomi Kitchen (also in Oxford).

One half of the JM Socials duo, Michael Raphel said: “This is a great opportunity for us to start our new sustainability journey. It's clear that switching to zero landfill is the best first step in our plan.

“We've lined up a series of sustainability projects, and these should be announced in the near future. We're really excited to continue on this new green path and we hope that other businesses will follow suit.”

JM Socials, started by Michael Raphel and Jay Rahman, are set to open two more sites from the end of this year: Circo Brasserie and For The Saints, an espresso bar in Montpellier.