Across the country, many independent coffee and tea shops have embraced sustainability as part of their intrinsic brand. It’s a way of signaling to buyers, partners, and customers that they’re motivated by more than just the business’ financial bottom line.
From mason jar meals to mug lending, a surge of new takeaway programs prove zero-waste to-go is possible.
In late January, the Berkeley City Council passed a new ordinance that’s become known as one of the most ambitious municipal environmental regulations enacted so far in the country. Learn more about the Disposable-Free Dining Ordinance and how the new law will be rolled out over the coming months.
Helping to eliminate waste with reusable stainless-steel straws
Backlot Coffee switched from plastic straws to paper and stainless steel straws, and created a slew of new sustainable packaging merchandising opportunities.
If the obvious environmental benefits of making the switch to sustainable packaging aren’t enough to convince you to replace your storeroom’s foam and plastic with paper and other plant-based products, consider this: It can also be good for business.
Customers find it easy to be environmentally conscious at Café Buunni, an independent coffee shop in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood.
How are you using chocolate and coffee to add complex flavors to your drinks?