Welcome to Sussed
Telling real stories of how Sustainability is becoming part of our everyday life
First Cúán talks with Karl Purdy, founder of coffeeangel, who has five outlets in Dublin City centre and sustainable innovation is at the core of his business model.
The pair discuss the need for proactive honesty when managing a sustainable business in the food and drink industry; being honest with yourself about what will work for your business, doing research and asking tough questions to suppliers. Karl discusses why he chose to use recyclable coffee cups rather than biodegradable cups and why that was actually the more sustainable choice for his business given their location.
Next Cúán speaks with Fergus Halpin, founder and CEO of Harvest Day, to learn more about his zero-waste business model as he brings local and organic produce to subscribers all over Ireland. Fergus explains that Harvest Day producers only harvest the amount of produce that has been ordered by Harvest Day subscribers in an effort to eliminate food waste. Similarly, they work with producers who grow seasonally ensuring a more sustainable food production model.
Finally, Cúán talks with Shane Murphy, co-owner of Neighbourhood Wines, to discuss how sustainability fits into his business model. Shane discusses the need to buy from producers that are custodians to their land and highlights the importance of meeting producers in person.
Shane also speaks about the changes that he has noticed in the wine industry such as the acceptance of wine in alternative packaging and a growing preference for local wines with a lower carbon footprint.