Just take a look at the contents of an ordinary supermarket! It's not surprising that the World Economic Forum warns that there'll be more plastic than fish in waters by 2050. From java bags into cheese wrappers, beverage and food packaging is a major contributor to plastic contamination. Scientists warn the proliferation of plastics in the environment is creating a variety of health and environmental problems. Some businesses have started to recognize the need --- we at Moving Beans have!
Nestlé quotes that it produced about 1.5 million tons of plastic in 2018. In April 2018, Nestlé promised to create 100 percent of the packaging which will be reusable or recyclable by 2025. Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said in the announcement, "Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues that the world is facing now. Tackling it requires a collective strategy. We're devoted to finding improved solutions to cut back, re-use, and recycle." Recently, the business began to remove all of plastic straws in their merchandise. The recently established Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences directs the creation and test of new sustainable packing.
Then there is Loop, a subscription house delivery agency for household goods and foods with reusable packaging. Spearheaded by TerraCycle, it sends things to the customer's front door in customized, lasting packaging that is subsequently collected, cleaned, refilled, and re-used. Nestlé will participate in the project through its new Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream at New York City, thus linking other consumer products producers like Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, and Mondelēz International.
In the light of above, a number of public laws are currently taking measures to reduce plastic waste. That the European Parliament voted for a ban of 10 different plastics that were single-use by 2020. By 2025, the proposal mandates a 25% decrease of plastics for that there is no current alternative that is practical and that 90 percent of beverage bottles would probably be recycled.
It is essential to remember that biodegradable materials will not break in landfills, the compostable element is truly important. We at Moving Beans have hence put a lot of effort to have our amazing coffee product compostable, and not only biodegradable.
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Let’s explore today the beauty of coffee blends. They are a world on their own and by no means of inferior quality than single origin coffees. Blends are in essence a smart way of mixing single origin coffee beans. Let’s recap single origins: there are two large bean families, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica grows at a higher altitude than Robusta, yielding a richer bean with more concentrated flavours and thus floral and fruity notes. Robusta instead is a more resilient species that grows at lower altitudes and tends to provide coffee with often woody and earthy notes. Importantly, Robusta has typically double the caffeine of Arabica.
John here. I run a small business of 31 people. It’s mainly office work, i.e. a lot of work behind computers and loads of coffee which not only keeps us awake but also very social :).
The topic of "sustainability" comes up more and more frequently in our coffee chats. It’s all over the news, 24/7. My staff and I are becoming increasingly worried about the state of affairs. And we are all keen to make a difference, even if it is a small drop in the ocean at this point.