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5 years of decent in the UK - an interview with our CEO, Sam Chote.
5 years of decent in the UK - an interview with our CEO, Sam Chote.
It's been a wild ride from New Zealand to the UK, and now Europe and beyond. Ahead of the London Coffee Festival next week, our CEO Sam Chote, sat down to chat about decent's wider role in sustainability, some of our achievements (and challenges), and what the next 5 years look like for decent. How has the landscape for sustainable packaging evolved in the UK over the past five years, and what...
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Behind our B Corp Certification.
Behind our B Corp Certification.
While we make some pretty awesome cups here at decent, this B Corp month we want to look beyond the cup and dive into the nitty gritty of our recent B Corp certification.We sat down with our General Manager Fraser in New Zealand, to chat about what being a B Corp means to us, some of the learnings made along the way, and what's next for decent.  First of all, can you please summarise what a...
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An interview with fellow B Corp, Climpson & Sons.
An interview with fellow B Corp, Climpson & Sons.
As part of B Corp Month, we’re looking ‘beyond the cup’ - including some of our wonderful customers. Climpson & Sons is one customer, coffee shop, and coffee roaster that is also a part of the B Corp community. We spoke to Nicole Ferris, Managing Director of Climpson & Sons, about their motivation to become B Corp Certified, some tips & learnings made along the way, and where to, fr...
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a decent conversation with Bun and Coffee.
a decent conversation with Bun and Coffee.
Bun and Coffee in Málaga are decent, and serving up some of the best coffee and donuts in town. With a huge focus on sustainability, owner/operators Monika and Javier are on a mission to inspire more conscious consumption. We chatted to them about how they do this, the secret behind their donut treats, plus they share all the best things to do on a weekend in beautiful Málaga. Hey! So what’s y...
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5 Tips for Cafe Plants
5 Tips for Cafe Plants
We know, being a plant parent is hard. Particularly during these winter months when your cafe isn't getting much sunlight, you're away, or it's just so damn cold.  So here are our top 5 tips for keeping those plants not just surviving, but ✨ thriving ✨  1. Don’t over water - less is more! Overwatering is the biggest killer of house plants. Make sure the soil is completely dry to the touch befo...
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a decent conversation with LÂM.
a decent conversation with LÂM.
LÂM Bakery are bringing their gorgeous flavours of the Middle East to the Paris pastry scene. We chatted with Abdualltef, owner, baker and cake-maker at LÂM about why he decided to switch up the traditional French pastries, and the role he has to play in sustainability.   Hey Abdualltef! Tell us, what inspired you to start LÂM ? After working in the industry for some time, I felt it was time f...
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Holiday Hours and Ordering.
Holiday Hours and Ordering.
It's that time of year again, when the mittens and scarves come out, and the packaging delivery elves kick into high gear! We wanted to get in early and give you a heads-up on our upcoming Christmas hours so that you can plan ahead.  The decent team will be taking a little break, but as it's a busy time for everyone (including you), we would recommend getting orders in early. See below for a...
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Our commitment to being PFAS-free.
Our commitment to being PFAS-free.
You may have heard that across the global food packaging industry, PFAS chemicals have been detected in packaging products.  If you’re not familiar with PFAS, it stands for Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances, which are human-made chemicals developed to help make materials heat, oil, stain, grease or water resistant. These chemicals are found in many things we use in our daily lives, like clo...
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Get To Know Hard Lines
Get To Know Hard Lines
Hard Lines Coffee Roasters are really (really really) great at what they do. We sat down with Matt to discuss the inspiration behind their distinctive cup designs and why they love working with decent packaging. The Hard Line cups are so distinctive - tell us what the story is behind your Hot Cup design? Yeah the cup has certainly become our mascot over the years. When opening our cafe we want...
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Wave hello to our new product: Aqueous Lined Cups.
Wave hello to our new product: Aqueous Lined Cups.
Welcome to the decent family, Aqueous.  Made from responsibly sourced paper, lined with a unique water-based barrier coating and coloured in water-based inks, these new Hot Cups are an advancement into new technology - making your morning cuppa taste that much better.  As the name suggests, the aqueous coating used is water-based and breaks down without any specialist treatments required, m...
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Composting with Maddy from Kelmarna Gardens.
Composting with Maddy from Kelmarna Gardens.
Composting is an excellent way to reduce food waste and create nutrient-rich soil by recycling organic materials back into the soil. As we supply compostable packaging, we are always looking at ways to help educate our decent community and learn more about composting.  Our team in New Zealand caught up with Maddy at the beautiful Kelmarna Gardens in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) to learn about co...
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decent's Four-Day Work Week
decent's Four-Day Work Week
  In August 2021, decent implemented a four-day working week for our team. Working 36 hours Monday-Thursday, rather than the standard 40 hours Monday-Friday. But don't worry - we can guarantee there is always someone from the decent team available to help our customers on a Friday!  The result? Happier, rested, enriched and therefore more efficient and productive team members. "A win-win all...
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