How to be a better traveller according to the man behind London’s only zero-waste restaurant

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Now more than ever we are striving to make sure our travel choices are careful and considered – to travel more slowly, purposefully and consciously by spending in local economies and connecting with communities. But how?

In our new How to be a Better Traveller series, our editors sit down for a Zoom chat with some of the industry’s heroes, visionaries and change-makers to discuss everything from the climate crisis to cultural conservation, zero-waste innovations to economic nutrition, and learn how even small changes can make a big difference in ensuring our travel choices are a force for good.

‘While none of us can predict the future, together we are the ones who can shape it,’ says Condé Nast Traveller sustainability editor Juliet Kinsman. ‘It’s not enough to just talk about travel as a power for positive change, we need to share inspiring stories that show how and explain why. The truth is, sustainability is complicated, nuanced and ever-evolving, but by speaking to those leading the way, we can all travel better – better for us and better for the world.’


Acting digital editor Sonya Barber talks to Douglas McMaster

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Douglas McMaster is on a mission to transform the food industry. With his restaurant Silo – which first appeared as pop-ups in Sydney and Melbourne, then as a bricks-and-mortar site for five years in Brighton and now in a warehouse in Hackney – he’s tested and innovated, refined and ripped up the rulebook to create his blueprint for how to run a restaurant where absolutely nothing is thrown away. And it’s not easy: from persuading suppliers not to use packaging and milling all your own flour and culturing cream to turning carrot peelings into delicious syrups and repurposing empty wine bottles into beautiful plates and wall lights. In this interview with Condé Nast Traveller, McMaster discusses his bold, inspirational and often incredibly difficult quest to run the world’s first truly zero-waste restaurant and why we should see everything we do as a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.

Read about Silo in our round-up of the best restaurants in London right now

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