We all like to do our bit for the environment. Whether you are an ardent conservationalist or a climate-change denier, there can be no argument with the fact that our resources here on Earth are finite. So with that in mind, it makes sense to recycle where possible and at Original Crêpes, we like to do our bit – for instance using biodegradable plates on which to serve our crêpes at weddings.
As you may imagine, any hard-working mobile creperie (such as ours) is going to consume a lot of ingredients and packaging over an average year, so where possible, we like to recycle after each wedding, and we are able to recycle a fair amount of glass as a result. We use bottled lemon (JIF, of course!) and Nutella, with it’s distinctively-shaped glass jars. One of the most common questions we are asked at weddings and parties is: “how many jars of nutella do you get through at a wedding?” -and our answer is always: “a lot!”
One bride at a wedding near Coventry in the Midlands was very keen on the recycling and re-using theme. It was a festival wedding (and what better than offering guests the classic street-food option of crepes at such a wedding!) and it had all the elements of a festival, right down to the recycling points for used such items. This particular bride asked that we save our used Nutella jars, clean them out and bring them along for use as unique vases for flowers on the tables located inside the tipi. As we were providing crepes as a canapé alternative, we were arriving early in the day, so all we had to do was hand over 20 or so empty, clean nutella jars as soon as we arrived, and the venue staff created a festival-themed, bespoke wedding vase idea!
This tied-in nicely with the fact that guests had already enjoyed a crepe by the time they took their seats for the wedding breakfast so they easily understood the relevance of the nutella jars on their tables and it helped link the different elements of the day with a simple transition along the same theme.
It also saved a bit of money and we had all done our bit for the environment. What’s not to like?