We are really conscious of the environment and our beautiful surroundings.
I just wanted to let you know for those that might not as we don’t necessarily shout it from the roof tops and perhaps we should. We have always recycled everything that is possible including our waste oil. We do not serve anything for takeaway in plastics or polystyrene and we banned plastic straws many years ago. The lids we use for coffee cups are plant based and compostable. We actively encourage the use of your own cups with a 20p off promotion. There are no products containing palm oil anywhere on our premises, even from other suppliers we use. We like to use coconut oil in our baking and roasting. The suppliers we use are local and the food is ethically sourced. We use olfactory coffee which is hand roasted locally in Cornwall and the beans are sourced responsibly with a big emphasis in sustainability and friendships with the farmers. Our wholesale fish monger is a family run business from St.ives who again focus on sustainability and whose practise makes a positive impact on the environment and the community.
We are so conscious of waste that we never actually have any. A project this year is to encourage shops in Cornwall to donate their food (in our case to make extra) to the homeless or those just struggling to feed themselves or their families and have fallen on hard times.
Our mission for the last few years has been to cut down on the packaging we receive from others. This part has been an ongoing struggle as we are reliant on how other, bigger suppliers package - but we still persevere and repeatedly reiterate our ethos to others.
We support local charities and donate when we can, I also have another fundraising pot for ‘Bali street mums’ who help to feed and clothe poor children and even send them to school.
It is with these little bits that we can all make a difference and protect our beautiful planet. x