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Michelin unveils green clover award to recognise sustainable gastronomy

05 February 2020 by

A green clover highlighting sustainable gastronomy will be introduced in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2021.

The symbol debuted in the French 2020 guide last month, when more than 50 restaurants were commended for their environmental practices.

Restaurants and pubs with a Plate, Bib Gourmand or one, two or three Michelin stars will be eligible for the distinction.

Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, said: "Faced with constantly evolving challenges including production methods, sourcing and waste management, chefs are striving to improve their practices.

"Often, these initiatives combine the best of the knowledge of our predecessors with the creativity and innovation of chefs who are never short of ideas. The ambition of our approach is to amplify the scope of the good and ingenious practices of chefs by putting them in the spotlight. The ideas, methods and know-how developed by these chefs will thus help raise awareness of an entire sector to its customers and the general population."

In the 2020 Great Britain and Ireland Guide Michelin handed out a Sustainability Award to Enda McAvoy of one-starred Loam in Ireland.

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