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Sustainability

Taking steps to give back along the way…

We feel that it’s our responsibility, as small business owners, and as lovers of the outdoors, to grow as sustainably as we can. It can be challenging as a small business with limited resources, but we’ve taken steps from day one and will always strive to improve.

Here’s what we’re up to:

PACKAGING

We often get asked whether our packaging is recyclable. At the moment it isn’t. BUT, and it’s a big but. There’s more than meets the eye with our spout pouches and they have plenty of positives.

1. Less Plastic – our pouches use 70% less plastic than equivalent rigid plastic bottles.

2. Less Air Pollution – spout pouches are extremely flat pack when empty, so you can get an awful lot in one box. A lorry can hold 700,000 pouches where it could only hold 100,000 plastic bottles. That’s 7 times less air pollution and 7 x less fuel consumption for our pouches.

3. Less Waste – Our pouches are strong and robust. This means less breakages and less waste in comparison to alternatives like glass.

4. Less Unnecessary Packaging – Our sturdy pouches are easily sent in the post with no need for excess protective packaging, which saves on waste.

INGREDIENTS

We carefully selected our ingredients to ensure that they are all certified organic, sustainably, and ethically sourced.

Organic:

All of our ingredients we source are organic. This benefits both you as a consumer, and the planet as well with less pesticides and fertilisers entering our bodies, the soil, water systems and atmosphere.

The World Land Trust:

Our cacao is farmed in alliance with The World Land Trust, a UK registered charity that protects some of the world’s most biologically important, and threatened habitats. They protect and sustainably manage these natural ecosystems worldwide.

Ethical Farming:

Our organic Peruvian cacao benefits from agroforestry farming techniques. This means that rather than plantations where only cacao trees are planted, our cacao is grown amongst other native species that it would naturally thrive with. This has enormous ecological benefits such as self-regulation of pests and diseases, conservation of biodiversity and soil fertility and climate change mitigation. Put simply – the plants are looking out for each other!

GIVING BACK

In July 2020 we became members of 1% For The Planet, a global organisation whose members donate at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. It’s a really special initiative that we’re proud to be a part of and our first big step to giving back.

 

 

Where’s our 1% going?
Our nominated non for profit organisation is The Marine Conservation Society – the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and it’s wildlife. Our seas are under strain. Too much bad going in, and too much good coming out. At the MCS their vision is simple – seas full of life, where nature flourishes and people thrive. Sounds pretty good hey? So, a big thank you from us, everyone that enjoys our magnificent coastline, and of course all of the wild and wonderful critters in and around our seas.

1% of every purchase you make goes to this incredible cause. 

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