Cafe Direct's Ecotoolkit

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Waterwise partnered with sustainable coffee company Cafédirect in developing an EcoToolkit that helps cafes, restaurants and venues reduce their environmental impact.

Cafédirect carried out a study to identify the impact of its products; it discovered that the biggest carbon footprint comes in the consumption - and particularly in cafes and venues that serve coffee. Cafédirect then created an EcoToolkit which would help venues identify simple ways they can reduce their impacts. The toolkit covers Water, Waste, Energy and Procurement.

Waterwise helped in the development of the water section, providing recommendations for water reductions, many of which also help save the venue money.

The recommendations range from simple suggestions such as fixing leaks to more unusual ideas, for example grey water recycling or negotiating lower sewerage bills. 

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