Bude-based non-profit The Happy Turtle Company (HTCo) supplies hospitality providers and consumers with environmentally positive food and beverage disposables such as hot and cold cups and the brand’s signature turtle printed straws.
Created by Tom Dawe, owner of Rosie’s Kitchen at Crooklets, the HTCo brand was conceived from a need to offer customers a more conscious disposable product which has the added benefit of generating interest and investment in conservation projects both locally and globally.
Rosie’s is known for being very environmentally conscious and championing good causes, working closely with A Greener Bude and Bude Cleaner Seas. As Tom says: “We were struggling to find good plastic-alternatives for our own takeaway products, and decided we may need to source our own…. and it’s gone from there! The more people we have mentioned this to, the clearer it became of the need for it. This isn’t a profit-making business; we wanted to make sure that the Happy Turtle brand actually does some good for the organisations working to make Cornwall and the wider world a better place, so we set the Company up so that 100% of profits will go into the Happy Turtle Foundation, which distributes to good causes, charities, and local community projects”.
HTCo’s products are designed to draw attention to the very real scourge of single-use plastic and its negative impact on our oceans and environmental wellbeing. The fun and friendly Happy Turtle is a great way to engage younger consumers with the environmental impact of their choices. It offers an upbeat and positive way to engage both colleagues and customers in a conversation about the impact of the day-to-day choices we make.
- 100% of profits are ploughed back into conservation projects
- 100% biodegradable, compostable, recyclable
- Profit investment at a local and international level
HTCo is currently running a 50% discount offer on its straw boxes and cartons until the end of January!