The Foodprint Experience – Gold Star Recycler
If you want to enjoy your morning coffee and feel really, really good about it The Foodprint Experience at 111 Franklin Street is the place to go. The Footprint Experience is a small café sitting alongside the Sustinability Centre and Joinery. Their mission is to (re)connect people to the food they eat, where it comes from and demonstrate how simple choices can have positive impacts on the environment and the future of our community.
Melissa Rayner started the Foodprint Experience in 2018, having no prior experience running a café, but having enormous amounts of energy and passion for ethical food, fair employment and being an active part of a sustainable future.
Melissa is one of SA’s sustainability thought leaders and her creativity, absolute commitment to action and ‘we can succeed’ philosophy is the driver of decision making at the Footprint Experience. Consideration of the environment and ethics play a critical role for Melissa’s decision making and while this may be considered risky and unusual, she proves that you can run a successful business and be ‘green’ too. Composting organic material with Jeffries Compost Service, recycling what little waste comes into the cafe, employing people who are long term unemployed and need a hand getting back into the workforce, and supporting ethical, local suppliers are just a normal part of doing business here.
You can see her bin system in action here and while not everyone can have community garden chickens, everyone can compost with Jeffries Compost Service. The Foodprint Experience partners with Veolia to collect the 240l litre bin once a week, and diverts approximately 1.5 tonnes of compostable materials from landfill per year!
OF ORGANICS DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL AND RECYCLED WITH JEFFRIES
OF ORGANCS DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL AND RECYCLED WITH JEFFRIES
Melissa’s tips for using Jeffries Compost Service
- Set up bin stations that work for your kitchen,
- Know what you can and can’t compost, and
- Make composting a standard part of doing business so it isn’t optional and new employees learn what and how to do it from the start.