Tag Archives: Sustainability

From the Custard Factory: Birmingham Coffee Festival

The number of coffee shops in the UK has been on the rise for many years now, and with it there is growing consumer base who like to explore coffee – a good place to do this is one of … Continue reading

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Sustainable coffee cups: HuskeeCup

Readers of this blog will know that I’m interested in how the coffee shop industry is trying to make itself more sustainable. A key issue, particularly in the UK recently, has been about the sustainability of coffee cups, in particular … Continue reading

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The Square Mile Challenge and sustainability at the London Coffee Festival

The #SquareMileChallenge is underway in the city of London. Led by the environmental charity Hubbub in partnership with the City of London Corporation, Network Rail and Simply Cups,  the scheme aims to recycle five million disposable coffee cups in an … Continue reading

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Calling for cups: coffee cup recycling activities

I have written before about the problem of takeaway coffee cups, which continues to feature in the mainstream media. Back in November 2016 Costa Coffee started a trial scheme for recyling coffee cups in around 45 stores based in Manchester … Continue reading

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Coffee and the circular economy

With the growing number of coffee shops in the UK (and globally) there has also been a rise in associated waste products too: it is estimated that over 500,000 tonnes of coffee waste is produced in the UK every year,which … Continue reading

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Cafe Spaces in 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, like many other people, I’ve been reflecting on how things have developed this year. While there have been many developments in my cafe industry research project, events in my personal life have meant that … Continue reading

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Battling the coffee cup mountain

Earlier this year it was revealed that there are an estimated 5,000 takeaway coffee cups  thrown away every minute in the UK, with less than 1% being recycled, even if placed in recycling bins. The ‘War on Waste’ campaign led … Continue reading

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Coffee Shops and Sustainability – Coffee Cup Mountains and efforts to reduce them

Those who read the BBC New website may have noticed an article today which talks about the ‘waste mountain of coffee cups’, the next issue to be picked up by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in his campaign to reduce waste in the … Continue reading

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Cafes and Sustainability: Gaining stars

A key part of the project I am currently working on explores the extent to which cafés act as community spaces, and the different ways that cafés engage with their local communities. So it was great to see that the … Continue reading

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