At Purbeck Ice Cream we are not only committed to making excellent ice cream, but we are also active in our care for the environment and the community in which we live.
Planet Purbeck is to let you know what we are doing and how we continually strive to improve everything we do to reduce any impact we have on the environment and to enhance and improve our systems and processes.
With the help of Global Action plan, our Carbon Footprint was measured back in 2008. With the report we identified ways we could improve our processes and have since updated all compressors to smaller, more energy efficient scroll compressors. We are also in the process of changing all lighting to LED’s helping towards the 2030 carbon reduction targets.
We are not connected to the mains water supply and have always had to be efficient and careful with any cooling water used. First stage cooling utilises a re-generation plate pack which heats the incoming milk from the out-going hot mix, secondary cooling is maintained by the use of the pool water and final cooling is by ice bank tank. The pool water loses heat overnight by natural evaporation with the added benefit of using no additional energy source.
reduce, re-use, recycle
Just as it says, we reduce, re-use and recycle as much as we can.
We take enormous care and pay attention to anything we buy to ensure we have only what we need delivered and not vast amounts of totally unnecessary packaging whilst encouraging our suppliers match our eco-friendly ethos. Outer packaging is kept to a minimum and any that we can’t avoid is separated and either re-used or recycled.
Cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes are sought by friends and family for storage, moving items, playhouses, fancy dress and sometimes as a base for the occasional work of art!
Plastic buckets abound and used as animal feed containers, storage, wine making, fishing tackle, paint mixing, dyeing clothes, homemade drum kits and the lids make superb Frisbees!
All other recycling that is not re-used is collected by our local recycle depot.
Deliveries are streamlined to take into account efficient use of fuel whilst reducing our need to re- visit or re-use roads. Our customers are helping us to reduce mileage by taking as much stock as they can thus reducing the need for additional visits.