On Sunday 21st July, the team from Wahaca Brighton will be heading to Hove for a big beach clean – and invite you to join them!
Meeting at 10am at the peace statue on Hove Lawns, they’ll be handing out reusable bags, gloves and litter pickers before hitting the beach for a two-hour clean. Locals of all ages are welcome to head down anytime between 10am-12pm, music will be provided by Jorge’s Hot Club, there’ll be free guac and chips, and everyone involved will be given a voucher for a free taco to be redeemed at Wahaca’s North Street restaurant.
“Sustainability has always been integral to what we do at Wahaca, from recycling all our food waste, becoming the UK’s first carbon neutral restaurant group back in 2016, or by working with local charities, suppliers and artists,” says Wahaca co-founder and chef Thomasina Miers. “In Brighton, we’ve long been aware of the issues with more and more waste turning up on the beach – and we want to do our bit to make people aware of this, and help everyone take responsibility for where waste goes.”
Throughout July, Wahaca Brighton has been raising funds to support three local eco-awareness initiatives – Brighton Dolphin Project, Plastic Free Brighton and Plastic Free Pledge. Customers can get involved until the end of the month by buying one of Wahaca’s Grilled Mackerel Tacos, a Brighton-only special. For each of these tacos sold, Wahaca will put £1 towards the three initiatives and future beach cleans.
Wahaca is also working with local artist and marine plastics expert Claire Potter, who will create a bespoke piece developed from plastic collected during the beach clean for display at the restaurant in the next few months.
Fancy joining the beach clean on July 21st? Head to the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1062687647454595/ for more information and to sign up.
Find Wahaca at 160-161 North Street, Brighton BN1 1EZ