No plastic straws – we currently offer compostable straws as an alternative. We also sell reusable stainless-steel straws to encourage customers to reuse.
Several of our items like napkins & coffee sleeves are made from recycled materials & are 100% bio-degradable.
99% of our plastics are widely recyclable, including our juice & smoothie cups and we endeavour to always use RPET plastic (recycled) to prevent virgin oil-based plastics being created.
We serve our salads in a compostable base made from bagasse (sugar cane residue) and a fully recyclable lid, made from 70% recycled materials.
In all stores with seating, mugs are available for hot drinks instead of take-away cups.
We offer a 50p discount for customers who bring in reusable coffee cups. We sell e-coffee bamboo cups in all stores and we give a free coffee with every purchase.
We also offer a 50p discount for customers who bring in reusable cups for juices and smoothies.
New product development – we assess packaging early when developing products to ensure that we minimise the packaging we use and that it falls within our approved types and can be best handled by the available waste streams.
In half of our stores, our waste is taken to an energy recovery facility in Southwark where our waste is turned into energy and used by the National Grid and power local homes with electricity.
We have introduced canned Life Water, the ethical water brand that funds clean water projects and builds wells across the globe. https://www.life-water.co.uk/crussh In all stores, you can fill your reusable water bottles with filtered tap water by asking amember of the team.
We will continue to eliminate single-use plastics from our business and aim to serve all our food & drink in reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging