East End restaurant awarded for being first in UK to get green plan

AN East End curry house has been awarded for its green credentials.

Caf� Spice Namatse, in Prescot Street, Tower Hill was praised for being one of the first UK restaurants to set out a proper environmental plan.

Its policies include limiting water and energy use and the amount of waste sent to landfill along with using fair trade products in its kitchens.

It even has an on-site wormery to turn waste food into high-quality compost.

The restaurant was set up in 1995 and serves pan-Indian cuisine.

It was one of a dozen organisations to win a Sustainable City Award from the City of London Corporation.

Simon Mills, head of sustainable development at the City of London Corporation, said: “Caf� Spice Namaste’s achievement is particularly notable as they faced very stiff competition.

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“Despite these being hard times for businesses, we have seen unprecedented numbers coming forward for recognition in this year’s awards.”