Having set Steenbergs the target of removing plastic from packaging in 2020, we have gone plastic free. We've ditched plastic seals on teas and stuffings, and switched from plastic to biomaterials for teas, stuffings, mulled wine spices and refill packs.
Steenbergs has targeted net carbon zero by 2025. We've just installed more solar panelling that removes 60% of carbon from our energy consumption.
As part of our commitment to minimising Steenbergs impact on the environment, we have reviewed our systems and been audited to the BS 8555 standard.
Steenbergs has paused with carbon offsetting because we believe it was making us making the wrong decisions for the planet. We explain the details of why?
Going plastic free has become a really hot topic of late. It's something we've been working on for some time, and have removed plastic from most things we do; Axel even wrote one of his dissertations at The Open University on microplastics whic...
When Steenbergs started out in 2003, one of the main reasons for packaging the spices into glass jars with a tight fitting metal lid was to preserve the quality and flavour of the spices. The glass is inert therefore not allowing any migration of fla...
Turmeric is a really popular spice for its health – anti-inflammatory and antioxidant – properties and is also regarded as a superfood. It also makes a tasty drink, sometimes called golden latte.
Steenbergs Organic Fairtrade Turmeric comes from an organic and Fairtrade co-operative in the Kandy region of Sri Lanka. Turmeric originates from a root, known as the rhizome, Curcuma longa; it looks similar to ginger and galangal. To create turmeric...
We've successfully registered Steenbergs' extracts and flower waters with The Vegan Society. This is the start of a process that will see Steenbergs include vegan branding into our bakery range over the next few months.
We’ve been working during the last few years on upping our game in our certifications. It’s alright saying that Steenbergs is good at this and that, but quite another thing to prove it.
We are often asked quite detailed technical questions about Steenbergs’ organic rose water. In particular:
Started 27 years ago, with the vision of supplying ethically sourced, high quality food and drink to people who care about the provenance of what they eat, Abel & Cole has gone from strength to strength. It now delivers boxes of fruit and veg as...
Fairly frequently, we are asked “is Steenbergs bicarbonate of soda aluminium free?”
I recently did this phone interview with Jane Barrett of The Career Farm, which can be found at Jane's Blog or listen below:
I have always liked autumn. The weather is cooler than summer, or at least in theory - this year's been a washout.
Back to school this month, so we're back to smoothies to kick start the day.