Sustainability at bru.
Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
~ World Commission on Environment and Development
Stainless steel shell: Although stainless steel is energy intensive during production, more than 50% of it is made from remelted scrap metal. This means that less mining for new, raw materials is necessary. Reusing your bru cup for multiple years, ensures that you're making the Earth-friendly choice. If you do one day decide to get rid of your cup, you can take it to your nearest scrap metal facility for it to be melted down and made into something new.
FSC®: We always use FSC® certified paper and cardboard. FSC® certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.
Reuse & recycling: Reusing is preferred to recycling as it reduces energy use in an item's life-cycle. We re-use packaging whenever possible and encourage our customers to do the same. When you receive a product from us, instead of throwing the packaging away, consider folding it flat and keeping safe until you can re-use it. Anything we can't reuse, we recycle whenever possible and hope our customers do the same. Our cup packaging is 100% recyclable. We use home compostable bags for protecting our cups and bottles from scratches, please dispose of these in your food waste bin or compost.
Our war on waste.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover. This is the philosophy we follow at bru global ltd., as well as at home, in our personal lives to reduce our impact on the environment. We are continually engaging in conversations with the brilliant people throughout our supply chain to establish the fairest, most effective and environmentally sustainable options we have available.
1% for The Planet members.
A little while ago, we joined 1% for the Planet on their mission to build a community of conscious businesses that wan to contribute to a healthy and happy planet.
Businesses like ours, that join 1%FTP, commit to giving 1% of gross sales each year to approved nonprofit partners.
We're supporting the work of Bush Heritage Australia with our 1%.
Our action against global warming.
We are very fortunate that our current company structure and premises allow us to keep our greenhouse gas emissions related to energy use and transport very low.
We are currently in the process of doing a Life Cycle Analysis with ClimatePartner which will be available for our new bru Travel cups. This will highlight where we can reduce our impact on the environment and how we can offset what we can't reduce to make our cups CARBON NEUTRAL.
Check back here to see our progress.