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We're turning bags into bike racks

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Spice Fusion becomes the charitable partner of Rainham Eco Hub's 'School Bike Rack Push' using Single Use Carrier Bag levy charges.

From 21 May 2021, existing Government legislation requires all retailers (big and small) to charge for single-use plastic bags. Since we package all our takeaway food in carrier bags, we will be charging a 20p levy on all orders. Unlike supermarkets, we appreciate that our customers don't choose when ordering a takeaway, so we want to donate the entire charge to the Rainham Eco Hub.

This charitable organisation serves to protect and improve the environment in Rainham.

“We estimate that this will generate an annual donation in the region of £2,000 to £2,500, and we know this will make a big difference.” Rajeev Gupte, Owner & Manager – Spice Fusion

It's National Bike Week from 30 May, and Rainham Eco Hub is encouraging school children to cycle to school. But to do this, they need bike racks to park their bikes. The Eco Hub is working with local schools to purchase and install new bike racks.

“We estimate that Spice Fusion’s contribution will easily cover the requirement by the end of the year, making a significant contribution to children's health and their outlook on the environment and the environment itself.” Kayleigh Ward – Rainham Eco Hub

We will also be reaching out to our colleagues in other local takeaway businesses to join forces with us to make an even more significant impact.

About Spice Fusion

Spice Fusion is an Indian Takeaway/Restaurant & Bar situated in Parkwood, Rainham. Established in 2008, it has been serving contemporary Indian food to the surrounding community for 13 years. More recently Spice Fusion launched a Being Good range of food with low oil and fat content suitable for those seeking healthier options. In 2020 Spice Fusion launched its now popular Vegan and Vegetarian menu. Spice Fusion has played an active role in the community – in 2020 providing meals to Gillingham Street Angels and more recently in 2021 providing 8,000 meals to vulnerable and disadvantaged children through its #kitchentokids programme.

Rajeev Gupte & Spice Fusion recently won “High Street Hero of the Year – Restaurant & Bar” award. A Kent-wide competition sponsored by Ward Estate Agencies.

“If you are looking for the definition of a community hero, look no further than Rajeev of Spice Fusion.” - High Street Hero of the Year Judging Panel

About Rainham Eco Hub

The Rainham Eco Hub is an umbrella organisation that that is creating and supporting local Community action that will have a positive impact on our local environment bringing people together locally to tackle the global environmental crisis. Rainham Eco Hub is a charitable organisation and is funded solely through charitable donations.

So far, the Rainham Eco Hub has

Built the first living willow den to be installed in a playground in Medway

Launched Rainham’s rent a cup scheme

Created Rainham’s fairy trail (connecting children to nature)

Promoted Rainham Earth day celebrations.

Created a community photography exhibition based on nature.