When Maddy became the manager of our Gastown location she immediately made it her goal to make Nuba as sustainable as possible. Sourcing local, low-impact foods has always been a mandate here, but she took it one step further to reduce our footprint. A composting program was immediately put in place, which included switching to biodegradable napkins, straws, and takeout containers. On top of that, she took all the pop off-tap and we now use Sodastream. (Aside from reducing waste by using refillable containers, an added benefit of Sodastream is that all their pop has zero sodium and preservatives.) With these changes, Nuba's Gastown location reduced its waste by 90% and we're hoping to get all our other locations up to this level in the next year. Nuba: healthy eating and healthy practices!