Arts & Ideas

Skye Gyngell

Sunday Papers Live


Skye Gyngell, of critically acclaimed restaurant Spring, at Somerset House, has teamed up with A Plastic Planet co-founder Sian Sutherland in an effort to remove all single-use plastic from the restaurant by 2019.

A relentless pioneer for environmental issues and responsible consumerism, in 2016 Skye launched the ‘Scratch Menu’ at Spring – the name is derived from Skye’s native Australia and the expression “Scratch Tea”, where one would delve into the fridge to produce something delicious from scraps – an innovative 3-course set menu designed to combat food waste, by using part of perfectly delicious ingredients that are often thrown away.

Through A Plastic Planet, serial entrepreneur, Sian Sutherland has been working with politicians, scientists, NGOs, packaging manufacturers, consumer goods producers, and supermarkets, to reduce the use of plastic for food and drink packaging. A Plastic Planet’s first campaign calls for a Plastic Free Aisle in supermarkets to give the public the choice to buy their food without plastic.

Together, Skye and Sian will be discussing how they are hoping to “turn off the plastic tap”; working towards a plastic free planet, as well as sharing valuable information on the environmental effect that the planet’s plastic addiction is having.