Wahaca helps to clean up Brighton beach and cut pollution - one taco at a time

Get stuck into the special tacos this coming Friday and give a pound to support local eco-awareness initiatives
Get stuck into the special tacos this coming Friday and give a pound to support local eco-awareness initiatives

This summer, Mexican restaurant Wahaca is raising funds to help clean up Brighton beach and reduce plastic pollution and all the customers have to do is eat tacos.

Money raised throughout the month at the restaurant will be donated to three local eco-awareness initiatives – Brighton Dolphin Project, Plastic Free Brighton and Plastic Free Pledge - to fund their valuable work. Wahaca also invites everyone to join them at a big beach clean on Sunday 21 st July.

The grilled mackerel taco at Wahaca, Brighton

The grilled mackerel taco at Wahaca, Brighton

Wahaca’s Brighton Beach Tacover kicks off on Friday (June 28) with the Wahaca Taco Van giving away free tacos from 12-3pm from its pitch outside the North Street restaurant – if you like the food, make a £1 donation to the beach-clean campaign.

Diners at the restaurant can get involved by buying one of Wahaca’s grilled mackerel tacos, a Brighton-only special available from June 28-July 31. For each of these tacos sold, Wahaca will put £1 towards the beach-clean fund.

Wahaca is alsoi running a Kids Eat (Almost!) Free campaign throughout the month – all they ask for is a £1 donation per child, eating with a paying adult

Everyone is welcome to sign up to the Wahaca Beach Clean on Sunday July 21.

Thomasina Miers, co-founder of Wahaca, by Caroline Irby

Thomasina Miers, co-founder of Wahaca, by Caroline Irby

They’ll be working with local artist and marine plastics expert Claire Potter to bring the campaign to life in the restaurant too, who will create a bespoke piece developed from plastic collected during the beach clean.

Thomasina Miers, Wahaca co-founder, chef, and former Masterchef winner, said: “’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.”

For more information and to sign up to the beach clean on Sunday 21 st July, visit www.wahaca.co.uk/brighton or find the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wahacabrighton/