LITTLE RED COFFEEVAN
Little Red CoffeeVan (Little Red) Environmental Statement 2019:
The Little Red CoffeeVan is committed to minimizing the impact of its activities on the environment.
The key points of the Little Red CoffeeVan’s strategy to achieve this are:
Coffee Bean Supplier/Roaster: Little Red uses a local coffee roaster to supply coffee
beans. This business has a good ethical policy ensuring purchase is from Co-Operative
Farmers or Fairtrade Registered Farmers. By using a local roaster Little Red reduces
potential C02 and supports local community business.
Cups and Lids: Little Red only uses Vegware cups and lids (or compostable similar) for all hot
and cold drinks; Little Red staff provide composting advice and direction to our composting
bin as appropriate.
Cake Baker: Little Red uses a local baker for all of the cakes. Free range eggs and either
local or Fairtrade ingredients are used where possible. By using a local baker Little Red again
reduces potential C02 and supports local community business.
Packaging: Cakes are served direct to the customer without packaging as they are often
eaten straight away. If required, a paper bag is provided. Little Red reuses or recycles as much
paper as possible and encourages others to be mindful of waste as appropriate.
Paper Straws: Only paper straws are used in Little Red; straws are always offered but not
Water: Little Red does not sell plastic bottles of water. Aquapax water is sold in a Tetra Pak.
Little Red offer to recycle the Tetra Pak if the location of the trade event does not have Tetra Pak
County Council recycling facilities. Tetra Pak are FSC marked making packaging both
sustainable and recyclable.
Composting System: Little Red uses a HotBin for all compostable waste packaging
and used coffee pucks.
Solar Panels: Little Red’s caravan roof has solar panels in order to reduce need for 240
Staff: Staff are provided with their own e-coffee cup for personal use at work or encouraged
to bring a cup from home. Staff are encouraged to consider if car sharing, walking or
cycling to events is viable. Staff are trained in the environmental management of waste
produced by Little Red.
Own Cup Discount: Little Red encourages customers use of their own cups by offering a
25p discount per drink.
Borrow-A-Cup: You can hire an enamel cup for £1 to reduce single use.
Little Red CoffeeVan’s key points will help to ensure:
Ongoing monitoring and improvements of Little Red’s environmental impact.
All new products and their impact on the environment during production and future use are
That environmental consideration remains at the forefront of the business ethos.
Staff are supported to reduce the environmental impact of the Little Red CoffeeVan.