As a coffee roaster in a thriving city, we have a unique position in our area to make wholesome choices so that industry as a whole benefits. This being said, businesses such as ours have a responsibility to make ethical decisions that transform linear models of production into circular economies that are designed to target keeping products and materials in use, and then regenerating those natural systems. For instance, by incorporating reusable, or compostable products in our key waste areas, we can effectively create a sustainable buying pattern while reducing our carbon footprint.
The Ellen Macarthur Foundation has coined three essential principles that encapsulate a circular business model:
1. Design out waste and pollution.
This aspect are generally a consequence of decisions that are implemented at the design stage, where 80% of environmental impacts are determined. STOKA intends to progress into a mindset where to view waste as a design flaw and incorporate new technologies and materials, so that waste and pollutions are not created in the first place.
2. Keep products and materials in use.
We should re-use things, rather than creating a culture of obsoletion. By keeping materials and products in the economy, we reduce waste and design components that can be reused, repaired and remanufactured. For example, we will work towards packaging that gets returned to us rather in landfill.
3. Regenerate natural systems.
By improving our environment, we protect and promote the longevity of our industry. By intrinsically contributing by adding valuable nutrients back into the soil, we can enhance our natural resources and start giving back to the ecosystem what we have taken out of it since the industrial revolution.
STOKA is dedicated to pursuing the abolishment of physical impacts of the coffee industry. On average Australians are consuming more coffee than ever with a large portion of this consumption targeting around 2.7 million single-use cups being thrown out each day. We are dedicated to working with Huskee in its promotion of getting every client we have using this product.
We are committed to using reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging in every facet of our business. Grounded Packaging provides a packaging solution for every box that walks out our doors. They are known for reliability, quality and environmental impact that works towards driving the ethos of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's vision for a 'Circular Economy' where all the packaging can be broken down in a matter of weeks via plant-based biopolymers and compostable materials.