Climate change is real and there are many ways to fight it. Some people say that we should drive less, that we should limit the amount of meat we consume, that we shouldn’t use coal – and they all are right. But not so many are aware of the huge impact the coffee industry has on the environment – waste, deforestation, water pollution. Do you wonder what you can do if you own a coffee shop, but you would like to be eco-friendly? Here are some tips.
100% recyclable cups
This is a basic must-have. Non-recyclable cups are causing so many problems for the environment that you can’t say you treat recycling seriously while still using them. But you have to remember: paper cups doesn’t mean they’re recyclable because most of them are covered with a polyethene coating – that’s how they can keep liquid, but that’s also why they can’t be recycled. So make sure you choose 100% recyclable cups and compostable lids. Companies like HotShot Coffee Sleeves can even make paper coffee sleeves (made from 100% recycled paper) with your brand’s name – how cool and eco is that?
Energy-saving coffee machines
Many people don’t even think about it, but coffee machines use a lot of energy, especially if they’re working all day every day. Fortunately, the market is ready for that and there already are machines with energy-saving mode, modified heating system and automatic power down. It all may sound basic, but most of the standard machines don’t have these features. This kind of coffee maker may be a little more expensive than a standard one, but it will also save you a lot of money on electricity bills.
Do you want to know more about making your coffee shop eco-friendly? Check out this infographic:
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