Buckets of Ways to Drive Down Waste

Recycling has become such an important factor for both businesses and consumers and it has had a huge impact on the natural environment. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste as well as preserving natural resources. 

Climate change is increasingly introducing big changes in the food and drink industry, and when you look into the statistics it is clear to see why. 

Around 52 million tonnes of waste goes to landfill in the UK every year, and the majority of this is food, drink and associated packaging. According to a study by Earthwatch Europe, an estimated 5.5 billion plastic bottles are littered, incinerated or sent to landfill each year. This produces 233,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.

Due to this growing concern and the fact that so many people eat out regularly, companies are doing their bit to minimise negative impacts on the environment. This can include a huge range of things such as, having recycling bins present, using recyclable materials and cutting down on the amount of plastic used.

Environmental footprint

Stokes Tea & Coffee is a family business that's been around for well over a century. We're constantly finding ways to help reduce environmental impacts in the areas of waste, water, energy and air quality. We deliver wholesale orders to thousands of businesses and lots of our customers love using our Zero Waste Bucket scheme.

Eco friendly coffee

The Zero Waste scheme is designed to cut down on packaging waste by delivering coffee and tea to our customers in reusable buckets.  Buckets can be used again and again while keeping products perfectly fresh and in peak condition. 

Using the buckets can potentially save over sixty bags on just one order. This is just one on a long list of steps we are taking to minimise waste.

Here are a few more:

  • Using local produce 
  • Investing in recyclable packaging
  • Supporting the free top-up refill water scheme
  • Planting trees in the UK and overseas
  • Using upcycled materials to refurbish premises
  • Reducing emissions with our eco-friendly coffee roaster which helps to cut the use of natural gas and CO2 emissions 
  • Repurposing coffee grounds and sacks 

At our cafes, we are also proud to serve the finest and freshest ingredients that come from local sources, allowing us to support our lovely local producers and cut down food miles too. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact their purchases have on people and the environment. This is why we are continuously using sustainably sourced products at Stokes Coffee and offering packaging-free options too.. 

Our wholesale products

Stokes Coffee is an award-winning family business with 120 year’s experience. As well as operating cafes we also supply the highest quality wholesale and retail coffees, teas and equipment to customers all over the UK. We are here to support businesses of all shapes and sizes with the best wholesale products.

We will not only supply you with the machines and products, but can also help with selection, installation, servicing and training. We have everything you need to make your customers happy and keep them coming back for more!

To find out more information about our wholesale products or our coffee and tea reusable bucket scheme you can contact us on 01522 523548 or email us at info@stokes-coffee.co.uk