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Troubleshooting your home compost.
Troubleshooting your home compost.
Home composts can be finicky things that, just like a pet, need love, care and attention. Even the best green-thumbs can encounter problems with their home composts! So here we share some common issues and some helpful tips on how to fix them. In case you missed it in our last blog, here's our guide to decent products, and a selection of those that are home compostable. Need some extra...
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A decent guide to home composting.
A decent guide to home composting.
First things first, what exactly is compostable packaging?Compostable packaging is packaging that breaks down naturally when left in the right environment, leaving behind no toxicity in the soil. Unlike traditional plastic packaging, compostable products are typically made from natural materials. However, certifications are required before any home-compostable claims can be made.

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Our Toilet Paper is Tree-Free, but why?
Our Toilet Paper is Tree-Free, but why?
People are increasingly looking for ways to minimise their environmental footprint, whether that’s through the packaging they use, or what they wipe their bum with.  Which is where decent can help. Our Tree-Free Toilet Paper is exactly that - made from bamboo and sugarcane fibres. A nice change from the traditional toilet paper (made from trees), that’s long been the norm. And we know you migh...
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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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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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International Women's Day '24
International Women's Day '24
We are lucky to be surrounded by so many empowering women in our team, and within the hospitality community. So, we sat down with Celeste a.k.a. The Girl In The Cafe, to discuss her personal journey in the coffee industry, and how the industry does, and continue to, support and celebrate our females. Hey Celeste! What drew you to working in the coffee industry, and how has your journey been as...
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Introducing our latest Compostable Canvas artist, Tess Smith-Roberts.
Introducing our latest Compostable Canvas artist, Tess Smith-Roberts.
Introducing our latest Compostable Canvas Hot Cup for winter! These limited edition cups are designed by the wonderfully creative London-based illustrator, Tess Smith-Roberts. We spoke with her about the inspiration behind these fun designs and how creativity has a positive impact on people AND the planet.   Hey Tess, we love the designs you have created for our recent Compostable Canvas Ho...
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a decent conversation with Fink's.
a decent conversation with Fink's.
With four sites around London, there’s no doubt that Fink’s have got their recipe right. From sarnies to doughnuts and a restaurant in between, owners Mat and Jess really have their hands full. We spoke with Mat about how they maintain the essence of Fink’s across all their sites, and more…   First up, how did Fink’s come about?Fink’s was once a kinda derelict shop that Jess and I were using a...
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a decent conversation with Yas Bean.
a decent conversation with Yas Bean.
Couple-owned cafe Yas Bean are taking Macclesfield by a (deliciously pink) storm. With their insane selection of brownies and fun custom branded Hot Cups, they're a spot not to be missed. Mika shared why remembering a customer's hot drink is so important, and some of the best things about being the 'Number One Coffee Shop in the World' 😜   Can you please tell us a bit about Yas Bean and what i...
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decent destinations: Xmas edition.
decent destinations: Xmas edition.
We know it can be hard to leave the house when temperatures are close to zero and the rain is pelting down.  But warming your hands with a cappuccino or visiting festive markets while sipping a glass of spicy mulled wine?Now that doesn’t sound so bad.   So starting at the top of the UK and working our way down, we’ve curated a list of cosy and snug places to warm yourfingers and get amongst th...
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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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