The Round Up: 16 Aug 2012
Spotlight brands with The Mark of Positive Living.
Founded in New Zealand in 1998, Ozone prides itself on sourcing the highest quality coffee, from reputable farms, in a variety of countries. As members of the ‘Cup of Excellence’ programme they pay a premium for their coffees, which in turn benefits the growers.
Recycling is encouraged in everything from their cups to the fit-out of their roastery, which boasts an impressively large roasting machine- enabling customers to watch the transition from bean to cup.
Just Drinking Water Ltd was formed out of a drive to introduce wholesome quality portable water products, in more environmentally aware, more responsible packaging. Their registered trademark on the base of their Aquapax cartons is ‘a pure thirst for the environment’.
They ensure all wood and paper products used in Aquapax packaging come from proven, well-managed forests (or recycled material). Packaging is minimised, waste is reduced and electricity and carbon output is monitored.
Tom’s Kitchen always uses UK-based suppliers wherever possible – supporting British farmers is central to its ethos. Seasonality and locally produced food are such important factors in the preparation of a menu at Tom’s Kitchen, and the team goes to great lengths to source the best British suppliers. As for airfreighted food? Forget it. For Tom’s Kitchen a disregard of food miles shows a lack of understanding about the environment, and their chefs snub threatened species such as swordfish and tuna in favour of the catch from local fishermen.
The country has been scoured for the best ingredients, grown by the most dedicated producers. Tom’s Kitchen takes responsibility for the sustainability and integrity of food – a philosophy that guides their principles today.