It’s the last straw for Costa

Costa Coffee will remove plastic drinking straws from its shops and replace them with a more environmentally friendly alternative later this year. Global businesses are increasingly cutting down on plastic as pressure mounts to lessen their environmental impact. Jason Cotta, Managing Director of Costa UK, said: “Last year we removed straws from our condiment units […]

Costa to serve up green coffee with ultra-sustainable roastery

Costa has unveiled its £38 million energy and resource efficient coffee roastery in Essex. The new facility has achieved the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification, making it one of the top 10 industrial facilities in Europe for sustainability. It includes solar roof panels, generating 250KW of power and a rainwater harvesting system for recycling and reusing water. […]

Costa brews ‘zero energy’ coffee in new eco-pod

Costa has opened what it claims is the first “zero energy” coffee shop building in the UK. Dubbed the ‘Eco Pod’, the store at Wrekin Retail Park in Telford boasts a number of energy efficient and sustainable technologies. The test bed includes a “super-insulated” façade – helping keep more heat during the winter and cool […]

Costa coffee owner cuts its carbon

Ever think about how much carbon goes into making your coffee? It’s a question the owner of the Costa coffee chain has thought about – and it says it has saved more than 1500 tonnes of CO2 in 2011. Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, cut the same amount of carbon as taking […]