NI Businesses Tackling Plastic – Supporting EU Waste Reduction Week
The Ionad Fíona Wine Centre Draperstown has made significant committments on its journey to be more environmentally friendly by removing single use plastic from deliveries and balancing its carbon footprint by planting trees and re-wilding land on their estate.
Established in 1984 the company began specialising in organic and vegan wine in 2009 for those also striving for sustainability and accountability.
The team, Eugene McKenna and Brigid McKenna Moore, are both wine and environmental enthusiasts as Eugene explains, “Our mission is to provide responsible quality products so removing single use plastics from our deliveries was a deliberate and conscious decision. We want to encourage consumers to reflect on the journey, delivery and origin of products as we believe that every business and person can make a difference when it comes to being environmentally responsible”.
Eugene continues, “We have already completed our Carbon Literacy Training and are now tackling single use plastic throughout the business.”
They are now planning the first Organic and Vegan Wine Festival for November 2023. Brigid explains, “We are proud to be a wine company that focuses on organic, biodynamic, vegan wine, we will always try to keep things real. Our philosophy is to provide all our products and services in a sustainable manner”.
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