At Mouse we are aware of our obligations to the environment and our progressive approach aims to make us as energy efficient as possible. We have addressed this by supplying the latest technology in energy efficient systems from PC to printer. Our HP printer uses energy-efficient technology in temperature, humidity and sound reduction. The HP robust scanning system captures the correct content and eliminates blank pages in documents to avoid paper waste. Our PC network incorporates a swift shut down system to ensure maximum energy saving.
In our workspace, coffee/wifi bar and exterior we have installed LED lighting. So here’s the science: LED lighting consumes 90% less power than incandescent of halogen lighting. LED directional lighting capability reduces light and energy waste. The longer operational life of LED allows for a low maintenance lighting system. In contrast to fluorescent lamps, which use higher voltage to start in lower temperatures, LED performance increases in lower temperatures. LED lighting emits virtually no excessive heat or UV (ultraviolet radiation) and without the flicker of fluorescents it facilitates an amenable space for working with PC or laptop screens.
At Mouse we are proud to play a part in reducing our carbon footprint.
In our coffee bar we recycle efficiently by using compostable cups and recyclable materials. We also supply re-usable cups and give a discount for their use.
Coffee Shop reusable Cup
New guidelines from the Department of the Environment go a long way to help clear up confusion, for home and at work, on what can and can’t be recycled: http://recyclinglistireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/the-new-recycling-list.pdf
Mouse are delighted to introduce to the Cork coffee scene the pocket cup. In our endeavour to be as sustainable as possible we began by offering a 10% discount to customers who bring in their own reusable cups. Taking that a step further we sought out a product that would take up less space in bag or pocket but follow our ethos of using sustainable materials. We have sourced the innovative collapsable cup, made from food grade silicone. The cup contains no BPAs, no phthalates, no glues and no lead. The cup is only on sale in Mouse, come down to our coffee shop and see for yourself or visit our environment section.
Sustainable products have been carefully chosen and are responsibly recycled or composted. Our coffee beans are ethically sourced and are Rain Forest Alliance and Fairtrade approved.
The manufacturing process from raw materials to end product is considered from a sustainable-led perspective. The industrial part of the process utilises innovative technology and management systems that enables lower energy consumption and less packaging waste. From farm to coffee cup the emphasis lies on sustainability in agriculture and allies with our ethos of supporting the Slow Food movement.
All our coffee grinds and paper waste are recycled locally.
Mouse is allied with CIT Hincks Centre working on innovation for Green Business standards.