Esquires opts for compostable and calls on chains to 'sacrifice' profits to address issueEsquires Coffee, with 53 sites across the UK and Ireland, has announced it’s switching to compostable cups across the company from September, in a bold move that sees it absorbing the “substantial” increase in cost.
From using left-over milk to make yoghurt and sending bread crusts to brew beer, more and more operators are monitoring and reducing their food waste in a bid to become more sustainable and cut costs.Read more >
Manumit Coffee Roasters, the not-for-profit Cardiff-based business helping survivors of modern slavery rebuild their lives, is celebrating its first year of trade by urging operators to actively invest in anti-slavery projects and boost their ethical status into the bargain.Read more >
Two independent operators, Coffee Lab UK and Honey & Harvey, are merging to create one business with nine sites and four new premises in the pipeline for this year.Read more >
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In Other News this week... Costa Coffee has launched its first ever limited-edition rainbow cups to celebrate Pride across the UK... A scheme to combat loneliness is being launched in 100 cafes across the UK, reports the Andover Advertiser... Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to receive £151m Government contribution to create mixed use scheme... Pret A Manager payouts revealed.Read more >