September’s Apple event saw the usual array of new products and software updates, but it wasn’t all business as usual. The world’s largest consumer goods company announced it wants its products to have a longer working life. That means it wants you to upgrade your phone less often.
Continue reading Maximum Life: Getting the most out of the products we use
Kim Elena Ionescu moderates a panel on progress – and yes, lack of – towards sustainability in the coffee industry. Get a overview of the progress to date, and a sense of the challenges that remain.
Continue reading Change Everything, Except the Goal
Three baristas taste-test Discarded cascara vermouth blind, and we find out more about its genesis and production from its instigator, Joe Petch
Continue reading Valuable Resources: Putting By-products to Good Use and Being Able to Navigate the Regulations
Last March we reported that Local Authorities had taken cascara for testing following the lodging of a novel food application. Last week we drunk a new cascara vermouth. So what’s been discarded?
Continue reading Cascara Returns to The Shelves – Infused in Booze!
A multi-disciplinary panel at London’s Chatham House explores the future the ideas, technologies and solutions that could disrupt current patterns of plastic bottle use and disposal.
Continue reading Reinventing the Plastic Bottle
Back-of-the-napkin maths explains why many coffee shops would break planning law — and be forced to shut up shop.
Continue reading The proposed Latte Levy isn’t fit-for-purpose. Here’s how we can make it better.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall helped bring the challenge of recycling takeout coffee cups to the public’s attention. We revisit his explanation from 18 months ago from Hugh’s War on Waste.
Continue reading There are Many Layers to Why Recycling Take Out Coffee Cups is Tricky
How the Latte Levy, combined with other legislative changes, can tackle takeout coffee cup waste. A summary for the specialty coffee community and a response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report, ‘Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups’.
Continue reading Wasting Less, But We’re Still Left Wanting More From The Proposed Latte Levy
Scientists at London’s Kew Gardens explain how they are researching the impacts of climate change on coffee production.
Continue reading The Impact of Climate Change