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Environmental Journal: Entry 4. Oh, the bins… My laptop’s Google history is awash with bins. I currently have 16, yes 16 tabs open and each one of them is dedicated to recycling bins. I have even delved into the world of Pinteresting (if that is even a word?) recycling bins. This a world I do not prescribe. Recycling has long been the arch-enemy in my fight for total waste control, and at present, I am losing. (it is also bloody confusing). I am looking to purchase recycling bins for The... Read More
Environmental Journal: Entry 3 I love trees, and I do not say that out loud often enough really. I just love being around them – I’m always in awe of their grandeur and age.I often find myself wondering what they’ve been through – what the world was like before I walked amongst them – and I often ask them. In a way, I’m glad they don’t answer me because the peace and refuge they provide is why I truly love them. Many weekends are now spent walking (or should I... Read More
Environmental Journal: Entry 2 So, I thought I would start with coffee – an obvious choice considering much of my waking day is consumed by thinking about, talking about and drinking the stuff. The coffee industry on a whole has some shocking statistics when it comes to waste. I will not go into them all as it is a little overwhelming, however, I endeavour to cover them all in this journal. For now, I will make a start with coffee grounds. Last year, the UK alone produced up to 500,000... Read More
Environmental JournalEntry 1: The start. The saying goes “you have to start somewhere” and I feel like this has been a long time coming. Today is the day I finally talk to the elephant in the room, not just because it is there, but because it is getting bigger. I am starting this journal today for a few reasons. I will keep them brief and concise – there will be plenty of time to get deeper as this thing progresses. This is my list: I am concerned about the health... Read More
by David Burton, Head of Coffee The last few months have seen our lives dramatically change in an incomprehensible way and in such a short space of time. Staying at home under lockdown and social distancing measures dominate our new daily way of life, with the threat of infection from the novel coronavirus still casting a shadow over most of the globe. As we start to come to terms with our “new normal” and with the lifting of some social restrictions, we can start to reflect and look at the... Read More