Taking steps to minimise our environmental impact
At 58 Distillery we pride ourselves on being eco-conscious and sustainably focused. We are committed to being part of the climate change solution, working to reduce our environmental impact through our waste management, energy usage and materials selection.
Our goal is to become the benchmark and category leader in sustainable craft distilling.
Mitigating Food Waste
Food production is the biggest single contributor to climate change. Yet it is estimated that well over one-third of all food is wasted.
It’s estimated that up to 25% of perfectly good apples in the UK are wasted on ‘cosmetically defective’ grounds. This is one of the many reasons why 58 Distillery has teamed up with Loddington Farm in Kent, who supply us with apples that would otherwise be wasted.
Our Apple & Hibiscus Pink Gin is made from 100% wonky (‘waste’) apples that are not considered fit for the supermarket shelves. This is just one of the things we’re doing in the fight against food waste.
Each quarter the 58 Distillery team spend a day at Loddington Farm planting juniper bushes and other trees across the 225 acre site in the Kent countryside.
As well as helping to offset our carbon footprint, our aim is that in the years to come we will have a thriving juniper woodland where we will be able to source both the apples and juniper for our pink gin directly from the farm
We have also signed up to Ecologi, where we fund climate positive projects that remove more greenhouse gasses than the carbon footprint the 58 Distillery creates.
Full Circle Sustainable Process
As part of our drive for sustainability within craft distilling, we have expanded our partnership with Loddington Farm to help bring our vision for a fully green circle process of “ethical distilling” one step closer with our organic by-product from the gin production going back to the farm to become compost for the apple trees and juniper bushes we’ve planted there.
Recycled Glass Bottles
As an independent craft distillery, our philosophy is ‘Gin from the Heart’ and this translates into everything we do, from the care and consideration that goes into the spirits we produce to the packaging we use.
Our make our bottles and glass corks are produced with recycled glass and are fully recyclable and plastic-free. Once you have enjoyed any of our products you can recycle our packaging locally and know that you’ve enjoyed award-winning gin from a company focused on having a positive impact on the planet.
100% Recyclable Packaging
We ship all our bottles is 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging and omit the use of plastic packing materials such as bubble wrap and inflatable packs
Running the 58 Distillery on renewable energy was one of the first steps we took towards lowering the environmental impact of our spirit production. Although switching to a renewable energy supply is a huge step towards tackling climate change; for us, we wanted to go a step further. That’s why we have partnered with Ethical Power to convert the 58 Distillery into a solar-powered site and have committed to our distilling operation being 100% solar power by end of summer 2021.
Ultra-low Emission Distribution
The high carbon output of national distribution is one of the biggest challenges to overcome. One of the ways we are tackling this issue is by working with a logistics company that uses the largest zero-emission fleet in the industry and is recognised as the leading Carbon Balanced supplier in the business.