Organic food & drink

There are lots of issues surrounding food and drink, as the Green Choices section explains, but buying organic is generally seen as a positive step from the environmental perspective. Organic suppliers also often have environmentally-friendly policies e.g. on packaging and transport – check individual websites for details of any such policy.

There are hundreds of online suppliers of organic food and drink.

  • Hambleden Herbs – herbal teas, all organic, with minimal, environmentally-friendly packaging and unbleached tea bags.
  • Cafe Rico supply coffee throughout the UK. They offer many different types of whole beans including several fairly traded coffees.

Alcoholic drinks

  • Davenport Vineyards – wine from organic vineyards in Kent and East Sussex.
  • Juniper Green Organic Gin – distilled and bottled in London.
  • Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard for country wines, liqueurs, fruit juices, cider – all English and organic.
  • Sussex Wine Company – their list includes Organic wines and spirits, Biodynamic wines, English fruit wines and English Sparkling Wines and there’s a useful guide to organic wines on their website.
  • Vinceremos – organic wine, beer, cider, spirits and juice online.
  • Vintage Roots – ‘the finest organic wines, beers and spirits’ – also ciders, perry, juices and cordials, all online.

Lunchboxes

Love them or hate them, creating the most eco-friendly lunchboxes – minimising waste, providing nutritional choices, and containers free from harmful chemicals, is a minefield. Sites that can help:

  • Lunchbox World sell products that are tested, that are BPA free, lead free, helping put the fun back into packed lunches. Hints, tips and recipe ideas.
 

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