Bambrew are a small start up business based in Milltownpass, Co Westmeath.
The company was started by Siobháin & René in November 2018 as they felt they had to do something to stem the tide of all the plastics being used daily in Ireland, where the plastic more than likely ends up floating in the ocean, therefore harming marine life and also ending up in landfill. They decided to start a business providing more sustainable solutions/alternatives to single use plastics.
They began with reusable bamboo coffee cups and also glass coffee cups. They love their coffee but when they realised how many single use coffee cups they used weekly, they felt they must try and make a change no matter how small.
Did you know that 22,000 single use coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland EVERY HOUR, that is 528,000 every day& 200 MILLION every year. These cups cannot be disposed of in recycling bins.
You may think that your disposable cup is recyclable because it is made largely from paper, but this is not the case. There is a plastic coating which is fused to the paper making the cups waterproof but also difficult to recycle.
Even ‘compostable’ cups are rarely composted as they require very specific facilities and conditions and need to be commercially composted at a waste facility.
Siobhain & René’s main aim is to bring awareness to these issues & to encourage people to use a reusable cup instead of a single use cup.
Over the coming months, they extended their range of products to include stainless steel water bottles instead of plastic bottles, bamboo toothbrushes, stainless steel straws in a linen pouch, beautiful rainbow colours and silver & bamboo cutlery sets in pouches. All of these products can be taken with you everywhere saving you using plastic single use products.
A lot of the coffee shops are now giving a discount if you bring your reusable cup and if you are no longer buying water in plastic bottles then you will be saving yourself a fortune in no time whilst doing your bit for a greener planet.
Bambrew will be exhibiting their eco friendly products in The Hub : Dolmen – retail & Business Marquee – Block 3 Row 29 – Stand 646 – Unit No. 9, pop in and say hi, who knows you may find something to start you off of your zero waste free journey, so join them on the reuse revolution !
As they say ‘Small steps are better than none’ & ‘if you can’t reuse it, refuse it’