The Big Waste

Community is king! At least that’s our thinking at Ruby Violet.

And as part of the community, we are passionate about the impact we all have on the environment. You may not know that all of our pots are carefully sourced, so the tub of ice cream you are left with after a delicious treat is fully biodegradable. It’s one of the small ways we want to tackle a large problem.

There are so many possibilities for the ‘waste’ products around us that we commonly throw away; coffee grounds on their own can become an effective scrub, as part of fertiliser, as a dye and even to make amazing smelling candles. The world of construction is currently getting really creative to try and solve varying worldwide housing problems; this is a landscape where newspaper can be made into a wood substitute, plastic bags become bricks and polymers from nappies is extracted and used to make tiles! It just goes to show what can be achieved when we want to keep the planet green.

Sometimes it is in unexpected ways that find wastage happening, but from that partnerships   can blossom that provide a solution. For example, we are unable to put the many citrus peelings we produce in conventional food waste collection because of the potential acidity it lends to compost. However, we have heard on the grapevine that citrus peel is very valuable if you are making herbal tea! If you are interested in finding out if any of our waste products can be of use to you, please, do not hesitate to send us an email. We always want to keep innovating and improving!

And of course the closer to home that you source your food, the smaller the impact on the environment all round! That is why we work with Kentish Town Vegbox and Angel Greens, so that our customers can pick up fresh delicious vegetables once a week, from farmers in the closest counties, ensuring you get fantastic meals using high quality produce.

If your favourite flavour is Tufnell Park Honey and Honeycomb (it’s definitely this bloggers go-to!), then how about the fact that we source our honey from Tufnell Park and Kentish Town, so the bees you see zooming around on your walk to work may in fact be in the process of creating sumptuous honey for us! What could be better than that?

Kat @ Ruby Violet