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Biopak: good for business and the environment

Biopak: good for business and the environment
Within the food service industry, there are copious amounts of waste thrown out each day – food containers and cups one of the largest culprits – and the majority ends up in landfill. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do, so it made sense to align ourselves with Biopak, a business focused on environmentally friendly food packaging. We sat down with the CEO of Biopak, Gary Smith, to discuss how his business is tackling the ever-growing problem of single use, disposable packaging.

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Coffee Sustainability: the path to closing the coffee loop

Coffee Sustainability: the path to closing the coffee loop

Here at Griffiths Bros., we’re on a journey towards closed-loop-coffee. This means that we’re implementing several measures to become one of Australia's most sustainable roasters from crop-to-cup. 

For us, sustainability means minimising our environmental impact, maximising our social impact and finding viable and legitimate re-use for coffee waste. Coffee waste contains so many great nutrients and goodness that it would end up wasted in landfill! Did you know that nearly 3,000 tonnes of spent coffee grounds are produced each year and a staggering 93% of cafes send them to landfill? These grounds can produce methane and carbon dioxide, in turn contributing to global warming. 

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Coffee sustainability: how we can make a difference

Coffee sustainability: how we can make a difference

As coffee roasters, we need to continually look at ways to improve sustainability and increase yield - from crop to cup.

We currently live in a world where sustainability and reducing waste is more important than ever. Businesses are really starting to put their foot down and working on ways to become more sustainable and setting target. This too, is important for coffee roasters and cafés. 

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From spark to flame – the creation of Zero Impact

From spark to flame – the creation of Zero Impact

We believe every great, sustainable idea is born from two things; a need for change and a question – what can be done about it?

Zero Impact’s unique natural fuel product created from coffee waste began this way, following a tour of our roastery in Mulgrave.This was the moment the full environmental impact of the coffee industry made sense for Zero Impact Founder, Max Middleweek.

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When chemistry met coffee – #coffeerehab gets real

When chemistry met coffee – #coffeerehab gets real

Do you ever stop to think about the impact of that simple, single cup of coffee you had this morning? 

“With every single cup of coffee, every scoop of coffee grounds, the silent environmental impact of our industry grows larger.”

On our journey towards #coffeerehab - finding ways to close the loop so coffee waste becomes a thing of the past - we’re meeting a new breed of people who are passionate about coffee, but with a need for real and lasting change, too.

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