Some of the biggest brands are being confronted by consumers about their plastic waste and poor approach to sustainability. And it is about time! The combined plastic waste of major consumer brands is staggering!
We at Movingbeans are trying hard to address the growing waste problem by offering Nespresso-compatible coffee capsules which contain no plastic nor any aluminum, whilst ensuring that the coffee keeps fresh. We are not the only brand, however. which is trying hard to make a difference:
King of Shaves
Men's grooming brand King of Shaves has today committed to eliminate single-use plastic from its products by 2023, spearheading the transition with the launch of its new 'Code Zero' range of lifetime-use, refillable products.
No Plastic Shop
Izzy Crouch launched a new shop called "No Plastic Shop" in January 2018 and was back then the first plastic-free retailer across a variety of products. Being a swimmer, she was inspired to start her venture after noticing the plastic pollution on the beach. Kudos, Izzy!
Boots' Bamboo Toothbrush
It is not only the small, but also Boots decided to slowly go sustainable. And why not start with a 100% biodegradable and sustainably-grown bamboo toothbrush? The packaging is eco-friendly, the box and inside wrapper are made from recycled materials, and can be thrown out with the organic trash. This toothbrush is vegan, cruelty-free and verified BPA free.
Small and large brands are trying to make a difference. In the end, however, it is really down to us as consumers to stir the brands into a more sustainable future.
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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.