Sustainability blog

The latest eco-friendly updates, tips, recipes and more.

Christmas treats for all the family

It must be Christmas!
Our sweet bakes come in recyclable brown paper bags, while our brandy butter and cream come in glass bottles and jars that you can keep or recycle, and our sweets come in retro glass jars that are perfect for refilling with penny chews, foam bananas, or money from the tooth fairy.

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Surprise a local hero with flowers, on us

There are many local heroes out there who deserve recognition, especially after the last couple of years with Covid, lockdown and everything else we’ve had to contend with. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Freddie’s Flowers to donate a free box of flowers to five local heroes – nominated by our milkround customers.

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Introducing our mouthwatering Christmas range

Avoid the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets this Christmas, and let us deliver all your festive goodies directly to your doorstep. Our Christmas range is full of artisan goodies, traditional favourites and fresh produce in sustainable packaging – there’s enough plastic packaging and wrapping paper to contend with this time of year as it is. 

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Here’s your Rubbish Summer wrapup

This summer was one for the books, with local community groups in Manchester, Chester, and Gateshead having a friendly litter-picking competition in partnership with Litterati. The turnout was a success, and it was incredible seeing such amazing community groups help clean up their local areas and reduce the amount of litter.

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Teach your kids about plastic waste in your household with this fun activity!

Did you know that every year, 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in our beautiful oceans? Not only is this sad for our beaches, which can be littered with rubbish, it means our majestic wildlife has to live with litter in their homes.

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Meet The Bread Factory

Give a big round of applause to The Bread Factory, a bakery that’s adding new meaning to the word ‘artisan’. All of their baked goods are completely handmade, with no machines in sight. This means everything is hand-rolled, hand-shaped, and packed by hand using recyclable kraft paper bags.

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It’s time for the spookiest day of the year!

Alright ghosts and goblins, have you got everything prepared for your Halloween bash? While you get your decorations and fancy dress ready for the spooky occasion, we wanted to give you some tricks (and treats) to keep Halloween as eco-friendly as possible.

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Teach your kids about food waste with this fun activity!

We’ve all been guilty of throwing away perfectly good food – whether that’s the last bit of leftovers, or the banana that’s a little too ripe. But tossing these foods can really add up. So, to help solve the food waste problem, here’s a fun activity to do with your kids. 

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The 29th of September is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

We’ve all done it. That last bit of lasagna in the fridge, the banana that has gone a tad too soft – instead of finding a way to use it, we toss it in the bin. And did you know, in wealthy countries like the UK, around 40% of purchased food ends up being discarded?

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Your guide to our litter picking competition

We have great respect for the work our community groups already do to bring people together. So we can’t thank you enough for sparing the time to get involved in our initiative to clean up this beautiful town.

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Gateshead litter picking competition

We want as many community groups as possible to get involved and help clear up our beautiful town. And, as an added incentive, we’re offering £500 to the winners to invest back into their community.

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Meet Crag Spring Water

Say hello to Crag Spring Water, a family run business that bottles water so good, you’ll have to taste it to believe it. They add nothing to their H2O and instead bottle it straight from their natural spring!

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