Are you sourcing ethical chocolate eggs and sustainable Easter gifts for your events?
Whether you’re treating your colleagues to chocolate gifts or organising an Easter Egg hunt around the office here are a few sustainable companies that you might want to consider purchasing from.
There are plenty of chocolate eggs to choose from, but some brands are more sustainable than others, here are some of our favourites who each have a lovely range of Easter eggs and Easter themed chocolates.
What about ethical gifts for colleagues who don’t like chocolate?
Well it’s rare, but just in case, Lush have come to the rescue, they have brought out a fab new range of products just for Easter.
We’ve Also Come Up With Some Sustainable Supplies For Your Summer Parties
If you’re arranging a company barbecue or Summer party, you might want to consider how much waste will end up in landfill and take steps to reduce this?
The topic of food and packaging waste has been covered extensively by the media in recent years, so what steps are you taking in your business to cut down on food waste and the packaging associated with it?
There are a number of food related products that are kind to the planet, like edible cutlery and biodegradable plates are available from Leaf Republic, find out more about them and their packaging solutions on our blog.
Should you want a longer term solution to serving food, we can make you stylish, food safe, serving boards from solid wood, that you’ll want to use for years to come.
You might also want to use design led solar lighting from Solight Design to light up your outdoor spaces in the evenings. We caught up with them earlier this year about their wonderfully designed lighting solutions that look great in outdoor spaces and light up the darkest corners of the world, where clean reliable lighting provides a solution in natural disaster zones and places where electricity is scarce.
Read our Q&A with Dr Alice Min Soo Chun CEO of Solight Design to discover her innovative design solution to a very real problem.
I’m guessing you’ll be getting some beers in for the occasion? The clever brewers over at Toast make beer from bread that would be wasted and their profits go back to an environmental charity campaigning to end food waste, so you can drink beer whilst doing your bit to save the planet.
There’s so much information out there about where to buy organic, fairtrade and ethical food and wine that I won’t go into it, other than to add that The Co-op offers a great range of fairtrade wines and a quick google search will lead you to a whole host of companies who cater for events using sustainable produce (a topic for another post).
One foodie business that I did want to bring to your attention, however, is Growing Underground, who are doing just that by using sustainable growing practices to grow salad and herbs underneath Clapham in London. They’re offering ‘farm to fork in under 4 hours’ which sounds pretty impressive.
Whatever you have planned I hope you have a fantastic Easter break, enjoy your Easter events and if you have any food left over after your parties, don’t forget to put it on Olio or donate it to a food waste collection scheme rather than throwing it away.
If you have left over food that needs wrapping up Bees Wrap might come in handy, sustainable food wrap made from bees wax, it’s washable, reusable and compostable.
One last thing before I go, according to this article in The Guardian only 14% of plastics get recycled so please remember to say no to plastic bottles, bags, plasticware, straws and wherever possible use green alternatives, you know it makes sense.
Thanks for reading!
Bough to Beauty Bespoke
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