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Wahaca’s one taco at a time for Brighton’s beach clean up

Wahaca, a Mexican restaurant, is helping to fund a clean up for Brighton beach as well as the reduction of plastic pollution. The management have thought of the project called “beach clean campaign”, which is set for the summer, wherein the people who want to support the clean up project only have to eat tacos.

This initiative has gathered massive support from their customers. The money raised throughout the month will be donated to local eco-awareness groups namely, Plastic Free Brighton, Plastic Free Pledge and Brighton Dolphin project. This will be used to sustain their projects which are valuable to the community.

Wahaca Taco Van started giving away free tacos as Wahaca’s Beach Tacover kicked off on Friday, June 28 outside the North Street restaurant. As they give away tacos they would invite people to donate £1 to the campaign if they like it.

The diners at the restaurant can also join the campaign to help the clean up campaign by buying the grilled mackerel, a special Brighton-only tacos. By buying one of these tacos, Wahaca will be donating £1 to the clean-up fund.

Another Wahaca funding campaign is the Kids Eat (Almost!) Free for the whole month. They ask paying adults eating with their children to donate £1 for each child.

Wahaca Beach Clean sign up happened Sunday of July 21. The campaign will be given life by a local artist and marine plastics expert Claire Potter by creating a bespoke piece from the collected plastic during the beach clean up.

“I’m really excited that our Wahaca Brighton team is running a campaign to raise funds for a big beach clean and we’re hoping as many people as possible can get involved just by eating tacos!”

“Sustainability has always been integral to what we do at Wahaca from recycling all our food waste, becoming the UK’s first Carbon Neutral restaurant group back in 2016 or by working with local charities, suppliers and artists. It has been fantastic bringing that to life in our Brighton restaurant, a city I have come to know so well through my siblings who live down here. It’s great to be able to give back in such a fun way, “ Wahaca co-founder, former Masterchef winner and chef, Thomasina Miers, said of the campaign.

While Wahaca’s have been offering a taco to clean up the beach, the opposite has been happening for groups such as the Surfers Against Sewage organization, where they have been skipping lunch to help clean the beach.