“We’re also considering how we can sort our waste to make it easier for people to recycle,” adds Jade. “A PLA plastic cup and a 100% plastic cup look identical, but they can’t be sorted together, so we’ve designed bins so people can sort their waste.”
“Swire Properties has the same ethos about closing the loop,” she adds. “During our first meeting, we were given a tour of The Loop downstairs, and they were really interested in our ideas about sorting waste. It’s always great to work with people who are supportive and enthusiastic.”
Social responsibility is also a huge motivating factor for the duo. After discovering that independent coffee farmers were often squeezed out of the market, they became determined to source their beans from suppliers who work directly with small, independent farms.