News — sustainability

  • Sustainable Wine Solutions 🍷

    · By Georgia Pearson

    The world of sustainability has moved on from ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’. Nowadays, two more guiding “Rs” are incorporated: ‘Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot’. With this in mind, single use wine bottles have stumped many green-minded hospitality businesses. Recycle sounds like problem solved, sure, but what about the energy required to take a wine bottle away, turn it back into sand, only to rise from the ashes as a very similar looking wine bottle? With no or few other options to Refuse or Reduce (short of not drinking wine at all - the horror!), Sustainable Wine Solutions - the brainchild of...

  • Japanese Knotweed: Friend or Foe?

    · By Georgia Pearson

    Mention Japanese Knotweed and you're likely to trigger unlucky homeowners up and down the country. First introduced in the 1800s as an ornamental plant, knotweed quickly thrived - much to the distress of anyone in ownership of a smooth piece of driveway or load bearing wall. Structured like bamboo, knotweed is expert at punching through infrastructure to an alarming degree: it'll devalue your home by thousands if it's found in the vicinity.  Also like bamboo, if handled with care it can be reimagined as a delicious and interesting ingredient - the Japanese have been onto this for centuries. If you can't beat...

  • Crate x Wildfarmed

    · By Georgia Pearson

    The demand for transparency and accountability in the food industry is on the rise as consumers become more conscious of the environmental and social impact of their food choices. At Crate, we've recently shifted to Wildfarmed flour, produced with sustainable and regenerative agriculture practices in support of biodiversity and soil health.