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Charity begins at the pub: London bar seeks 'most ethical' title

Charity begins at the pub London bar seeks 'most ethical' title
Employing the homeless and offering beer brewed from leftover bread, "The Green Vic" in London's trendy Shoreditch district is aiming to be the world's most ethical pub.
Open for an initial three months, founder Randy Rampersad has secured enough funding to buy second-hand furniture, soap made by the blind, toilet rolls from recycled paper and drinks supplied by social enterprises that donate to charity.
He launched the project hoping to enable the average pub-goer to give to charity without having to change their daily routine. The pub employs the homeless and those with disabilities. Food is all plant-based and it avoids sending anything to landfill by recycling and composting.
"Every single drink you buy goes towards a different charity," Rampersad, 35, told Reuters. "The soap in the toilets, the toilet paper, the staff uniform, all of them help either the homeless or give money back to charity as well."
The drinks menu has ties to over 40 different charities.