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.
- 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.
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.