1% For The Planet
We’re committed to combatting the climate crisis, as efficiently as we can, so we’ve joined 1% for the Planet. We’re not interested in virtue signalling or greenwashing, and we’re far from perfect, but we are committed to giving what we can to make the biggest impact possible
Eden Reforestation Projects
So we decided to plant trees. Don’t worry, we’re not planting them ourselves, not sure we’d be any good at it, we’ll stick to roasting coffee and leave the planting to the experts.
These experts are Eden Reforestation Projects, who are so good at it that they've planted over half a billion trees. Not just a tree, but a native tree, with local people employed to do the planting and stewarding, reducing poverty and planting trees at the same time. Pretty decent idea, we reckon.
We’ve currently planted 12,487 trees and created 124.9 workdays.
Our coffee bags
Our bags are fully recyclable, made from PE. You can recycle them wherever you would recycle carrier bags - this is sometimes at home and usually at most supermarkets.
We spent a lot of time and thought choosing this material, it’s one material so easy to recycle, and whilst we’d rather not use plastic we think recyclable is the best option right now. Often coffee bags appear recyclable, but they rarely are. Kraft bags for instance are often kraft paper outside, foil inside, and have a plastic valve to allow gas to escape. Biodegradable products emit much higher amounts of methane if they end up decomposing in landfill (which they often do).
What we do at the roastery
We recycle everything we can in our roastery, the rest of our waste does not go to landfill, but is turned into energy
We carry out deliveries with our electric van where we can
We have reduced our own water use by 33% in our roastery and kitchen
We deliver to many or our wholesale customers in reusable containers