For several years we have become increasingly concerned about the amount of waste we as a company generate, especially when it comes to our packaging. After searching for some time, we believe we have found a solution which not only keeps the coffee protected and fresh but is made from material that can be fully composted, including the 1-way valve.
Our new bags are made from PLA (polylactic acid), which is a resin that comes from renewable sources, such as corn, sugar cane, and sugar beet. PLA is fully compostable, breaking down within 90 days in a commercial facility.
The stickers differentiating between Beans & Ground on the bags are made from bagasse, a fully biodegradable material made from sugar cane pulp.
We have also decided to add a paper info card to each coffee to differentiate between them. We are currently doing this with a staple, which is now the only part of our packaging which cannot be composted!