Plastic Challenge 2017
July 19, 2017 – 11:17 am | No Comment

What is the challenge?
June 2017 was officially the Marine Conservation Society’s  ‘Plastic Challenge’ month.
This is the third year of the challenge, which encourages people to pledge to cut down the amount of single-use plastics they …

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Treeplanting and flood works
March 22, 2017 – 5:12 am | No Comment
Treeplanting and flood works

Treeplanting not only helps keep our business carbon neutral, but also contributes to preventing local flooding.

A new addition: Gluten-free pasta
March 20, 2017 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
A new addition: Gluten-free pasta

Our new organic, gluten-free pastas have now arrived, and are a welcome addition to the Suma range. As ever with our products, we have researched extensively to ensure they are of the highest quality and …

Suma support the UN International Year of Pulses
January 6, 2016 – 3:45 pm | One Comment
Suma support the UN International Year of Pulses

Today is the official global launch of the UN International Year of Pulses.

In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) voted unanimously to declare
2016 the International Year of Pulses. The IYP 2016 aims to …

Vegan baking: A how-to guide to swapping eggs and dairy with animal-free products
October 30, 2015 – 2:31 pm | One Comment
Vegan baking: A how-to guide to swapping eggs and dairy with animal-free products

Making the transition to vegan baking from baking with dairy products is really easy once you have an arsenal of alternative products and know how to use them. This guide shows you how!

Suma tree planting weekend
March 18, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
Suma tree planting weekend

‘We aim to operate in a way which balances running a successful business with the environmental impact of our actions.’
The above statement is one of the foundations of Suma’s ethical policy. It is no mean …

Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight – Suma style
March 16, 2015 – 8:56 am | No Comment
Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight – Suma style

Suma celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight in style, hosting a pop-up party to celebrate all things Fairtrade

Ecover and Algal Oil
June 27, 2014 – 12:45 pm | No Comment
Ecover and Algal Oil

There are various statements and rumours spreading around the internet relating to one experimental batch of one product that Ecover made in an attempt to reduce their reliance on, for example, petroleum and palm oil. …

If you are a vegetarian or vegan please tell us why you are.
May 22, 2014 – 1:09 pm | One Comment

It’s coming to the end of National Vegetarian Week so we thought we would start a new poll. We’d like to find out if visitors to our website are vegetarian/vegan, and if so, what their …

Join the Clean Up Cruelty Pledge
January 16, 2014 – 3:25 pm | One Comment
Join the Clean Up Cruelty Pledge

Join the Clean Up Cruelty Free pledge today by using brands such as Ecoleaf, Bio D, Faith in Nature and many more!

The Rucksack Project – practical support for the homeless this winter
December 4, 2013 – 11:03 am | No Comment
The Rucksack Project – practical support for the homeless this winter

For many people, winter can be a tough time. But it’s sure to be far worse for those who are forced to sleep rough on the streets for the coldest months of the year. We …