We're committed to making each crumble as humble as possible by making them sustainably.
Here's how our crumbles are eco-friendly*
*ish - we try really hard but there are some ways we could be better - please let us know if you have any suggestions.
- reducing waste - we do not use single use plastic on our stall/at events. We invested in re-usable bags for our custard, tubs for our crumbles and anything else that looks like plastic (spoons and stickers etc) is actually made from plants (which are 100% biodegradable/compostable). We also know that any waste is 'bad' so we also offer our customers the choice of a returnable glass ramekin (where allowed) or a biodegradable one. We'll even take back those compostable spoons and wash them giving them another life.
- reducing food waste - we actually don't have any. We 'batch' cook our crumbles to the demand. If we have anything left over at the end of the day, it's given to the homeless. We're also working on partnerships to take actual food waste and make it into tasty crumbles - more on this is coming soon!
- CO2 miles - visit us at Maltby Street market where we have 0 CO2 miles from the kitchen to market (as our kitchen is on Maltby Street!).
- Charity - We donate 10p per sale to Friends of the Earth - the largest grassroots environmental charity in the world. We do this to 'offset' where we're not environmentally friendly enough because we believe we can only make these changes when the government gets involved. Friends of the Earth are the organisation to do this!
Previously, we have donated 10p of each crumble to the Bumblebee conservation trust 20p of each rainbow crumble to the LGBT Foundation and 1% of our sales in October 2018 were given to the Indonesia tsunami appeal!
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