Respecting the environment
from source to cup
Spearheading Reusable Cup Research

Bewley’s has been working with industry partners on the sustainability of coffee cups for some time. An estimated 2.5bn disposable coffee cups are used in the UK each year creating approximately 25,000 tonnes of waste.

We were the first coffee company to commission research into this area when we partnered with Professor Wouter Poortinga at Cardiff University in 2016. The research findings were submitted to the Government Enquiry into coffee cup waste.

We are also active members in the PCRRG (Paper Cup Recovery and Recycle Group) which is an industry body committed to reducing the number of cups ending up in a landfill and whose purpose is also to create value in the recycled cup material.

We are also active members in the PCRRG (Paper Cup Recovery and Recycle Group) which is an industry body committed to reducing the number of cups ending up in a landfill and whose purpose is also to create value in the recycled cup material.

Feeling the effects of climate change

Many of the farmers we know tell us that they feel the effects of climate change. It comes in varying forms; more crop disease, later rains, not enough sun, too much wind, more pests.

The farmers are learning how to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change and our long-term support and commitment to purchasing certified coffees enables many organisations to invest in measures to help them increase quality and yield and also in income diversification programmes to help them cope with the changing climate.

Our Commitment to the Environment

As a business, we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our business. We offset our carbon emissions, we are currently reviewing alternatives to our coffee foils, we have listed paper straws instead of plastic and we are reviewing how to reduce our business impact on the environment.

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