Beverage supplier Cafedirect has produced an online EcoToolkit to help restaurants and takeaways selling hot drinks reduce their environmental impacts.
It follows research that found the biggest carbon footprint doesn't come from shipping or even growing tea and coffee, but in fact in the consumption.
The toolkit is free to use regardless of whether you are a Cafédirect customer or not. It covers energy, water, waste and procurement, giving advice and actions, many of which also help save money.
The recommendations range from how to track energy consumption to ensuring espresso machines run efficiently. It also features exclusive offers, from a discount on green energy from Ecotricity, to discounted reusable cups from KeepCup.
Cafedirect 020 7033 6018 www.cafedirect.co.uk/ecotoolkit