But your tubs are plastic! Isn’t plastic evil?

We agree single-use plastic is a big problem. However, when used responsibly, as with our coffee containers, plastic can be an excellent way of reducing waste. Here’s why:

  • Our durable tubs are guaranteed to last for 25 years. That saves in excess of 1000 kilo bags from landfill – per tub!
  • At the end of their life, the containers can be recycled. They’re made out of (HDPE High Density Poly Ethylene) which is one of the easiest plastic polymers to recycle.
  • Plastic tubs are food safe meaning we don’t need to compromise on the quality of our coffee.

What about the valve?

Our tubs are pressure tested meaning their seal releases the CO2 from the roasted beans.

Can you recycle jute coffee bags?

Yes! Our pouches are made from at least 70% sugarcane (from waste from the sugarcane industry) and is in a jute colour that is easily recyclable (check with your council, you should just be able to pop it out with your plastic recycling – if not, most supermarkets have collection points). The labels are recyclable too.

Most other coffee bags are laminated or lined with foil. This keeps moisture and oxygen out meaning your coffee beans stay fresh. However, it also means the bags can’t be easily recycled or composted, but jute coffee bags are completely recyclable.

What other environmental steps are you taking?

  • We work with bio-bean and take commercially used grounds to be made into coffee logs.
  • Our coffee is ethically sourced from small cooperatives
  • We sponsor a beehive for every 500kg of coffee sold – a little thank you to coffee-pollinating bees for keeping us buzzing!
  • We aim to operate a paper-free office to cut down on paper and printer inks. We have digital to-do lists, scan bills and receipts and send invoices and POs via email where possible.
  • We reuse any packaging that we receive.
  • We supply local zero waste, plastic-free shops.
  • We sell reusable cups at events, helping customers to step away from using takeaway coffee cups.

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