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Why choose KeepCup?
January 10, 2020

Why choose KeepCup?

Thankfully these days there is a great selection of reusable coffee cups on the market. Why is a huge slice of our own range of reusable coffee cups made by KeepCup? Well because they are market leaders, so it was an easy choice for us.

KeepCup is an Australian company that was founded in 2007 by siblings Abigail and Jamie Forsyth. As budding entrepreneurs, Abigail and Jamie started a cafe business in Melbourne in 1998. As their business grew and the coffee industry expanded, they became increasingly alarmed by the sheer volume of disposable single-use coffee cups being used.

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Zero Waste Imperfectly
January 07, 2020

Zero Waste Imperfectly

 Summed up beautifully, the Zero Waste Chef Anne Marie Bonneau said “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” It has now become a very widely shared quote on social media, for all the right reasons. 

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The Art of Fabric Wrapping - Furoshiki
December 10, 2019

The Art of Fabric Wrapping - Furoshiki

Do you want to be more eco-friendly this Christmas? One easy change to make is how you wrap your gifts. It is estimated 83,000 tonnes of packaging is generated in Ireland each Christmas. Wrapping paper, while beautiful, often can't even be recycled. You could of course choose not to wrap your gifts, but then where is the element of surprise! It can be difficult to reuse paper wrapping paper as it isn't durable.

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Reusable sanitary pads explained
September 29, 2019

Reusable sanitary pads explained

The thoughts of using cloth sanitary pads can be seem a step too far for some, but when you hear the reasoning why many are choosing to use them, it just makes sense! It's not just for environmental reasons, there are many health reasons for avoiding disposable menstrual wear. Here is an interesting interview with Gaëlle Wizenberg, the founder of the popular brand Charlie Banana... 

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