The problem with Disposable Coffee Cups

The problem with Disposable Coffee Cups

Disposable Coffee Cup Recycling (infographic)

 

 Are you a coffee lover?  Do you take your coffee on the fly?  Have you ever considered what happens to all those disposable coffee cups?  It hadn’t really crossed our minds, ’til one day the guys over at Cater4You sent us an infographic on the subject…and well, we were shocked!

 

Do the world a favour and check out this infographic, you will be amazed at the impacts and issues created by all those coffees!  Did you know that coffee is now the second most popualr drink in the world, second only to water!  We need to get this issue sorted!  Hats off to all those suppliers offering an alternative to old school disposable coffee cups.  Please do your part and help alleviate this massive waste and recycling issue!  It should make you think twice next time you’re chasing a shot of liquid intelligence!

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Wintry Renovations 2015/16

Wintry Renovations 2015/16

New & Fresh

It’s been a busy winter for us 2015/16 renovating our Long House cabins and bathroom.  We have renovated and redecorated the cabins, replaced the beds and all new linen.

We have replaced one of our showers and added econo-taps to our showers and basins to further enhance our sustainability, reducing our water consumption yet further.

In addition we have renovated the main house and Yoga studio in preparation for a very busy year ahead.

We look forward to giving everyone a very warm welcome to Crann Og Eco Farm in 2016.

Treading Lightly

Treading Lightly

Our Low Carbon Footprint

Minimising Environmental Impacts…….how good are we at Crann Og Eco Farm?

We have just calculated our current environmental impacts for our whole Eco Farm. We are 3 households, 1 main house and two up-scale recycled mobile homes, with 6 full time residents. We take in an average of 350 guests per year in our two wood cabins, yurt and A-frame cabin and various events. We also give three yoga classes per week almost all year round and operate our workshop equipped with many electrical tools.

According to www.carbonfootprint.com our total carbon footprint is 13.98 tonnes of CO2, or 2.3 tonnes per capita (6 people, not including all our guests!)………the Irish average per capita is 10.4 tonnes. The average for industrialised nations is 11 tonnes per capita. The average worldwide including the poorest nations is 4 tonnes per capita. So per capita, we come in at around half the world average and 22.4% of the Irish average. A fine result indeed!

Minimising Environmental Impacts

How good are we at Crann Og Eco Farm?

With the six of us and all our guests we generate just 12 X 120 litre wheelie bins of refuse per year and our electrical charges are a fraction of what you might expect. In the period reported below we used just 3765 kWh (Irish average household uses 5,300kWh per year) at a cost of €1300. Please see the graph below and remember we are 6 people and loads of guests (and that workshop!). The spike from April to June 2014 is when we were doing a lot of metal welding and cutting.

We are really excited about these statistics, it demonstrates to us that our reduce, reuse and recycle methodologies are working very well indeed! How do we do it? Visit our website and check out our Environmental Management and Ecotourism Practices pages for the low down!

How do you fare in comparison? All are welcome to visit us at Crann Og Eco Farm to see and learn how simple it is to reduce your own environmental impacts and live a much more sustainable lifestyle……we look forward to meeting you soon!

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