At the start of October 2017, Prince Charles said plastic is now on the menu. This leads to the question, ‘Why has plastic become such a problem in today’s world?’ The answer is obvious and it has to do with convenience; an expectation which appears to dictate many of our lifestyle choices and shopping habits.
The situation has become so bad that even educated people easily confuse the process of recycling with reusing, incorrectly assuming that recycling is actually a good by-product of human consumption. And that’s when waste is actually recycled, as a large percentage of waste collected for recycling is not even recycled and eventually ends in landfill or somewhere else in the environment!
Recycling does not address the issue of waste creation. It allows our bad habits to continue and businesses to carry on regardless of the impacts around us. We ought instead to give consideration to the problem at its source – why the waste packaging is being created in the first place and how we can change this phenomenon. This is precisely what Growler Swap seeks to address.
Growler Swap is a practical way of getting a quality beverage without creating unnecessary waste. ‘Zero-waste’ is the term used to describe systems such as ours where we and our customers do not create unnecessary waste packaging. Not only is this good news for taxpayers because of cost savings associated with local waste disposal, but it’s also good for parents and grandparents who have children for whom they care and whom they wish to see grow in a natural, clean and healthy environment.
Furthermore, Growler Swap accommodates local brewers who make their beers by hand. This means less energy usage for the brewing process, zero-waste packaging and less pollution from transportation. These are fantastically encompassing benefits!
Planet Earth urgently needs your attention! This means making lifestyle choices and developing habits to support a way of life that is in harmony with our environment. We hope Growler Swap accommodates your beverage requirements whilst empowering you to foster the type of ecological change you would like to see around you.
Why avoid filtration? You probably know that all our drinks are unfiltered, unpasteurised and unfined. In order to understand the benefits of this, some explanation is needed of brewer’s yeast and what it does. What is brewer’s yeast? Brewer’s yeast is an ingredient used in the production of beer and bread. It is made from […]
We are taking Growler Swap to London’s fantastic markets to spread the word about the benefits of fresh beer using the zero-waste Growler Swap service. Growler Swap is currently being trialled at a number of the London Farmers’ Markets, including Islington and Notting Hill. This means you can Swap and Explore in London too! Please […]