Constantly pursuing ways to reduce our impact on the environment, we’ve been busy working on switching to a more sustainable packaging. It's finally here and here’s everything you need to know about it:
We are proud to say that our bags are now also APCO approved, which means that they have been independently tested and verified to meet strict standards for environmental performance. After becoming a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation last June, we'll continue to keep track of all our steps towards sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment through annual reports.
Currently, there is no 100% home compostable material that does not affect the freshness of your coffee on the market. We also understand that not everyone has access to composting at home and commercial composting services are still not widely available to consumers. Many compostable bags sadly end up in landfills or can cause contamination of recycling streams if not sorted correctly.
We chose soft plastics because they are easy to collect, sort and recycle and can be turned into new products which further reduces the need for new raw materials and energy consumption. Our new bags are also REDCycle approved, which means that they can be recycled through the local collection programs.
How to recycle your empty bag
- Remove the tin tie: The tin tie keeps our bag rolled down so it fits nicely into your pantry. Be sure to remove it before returning the bag to the soft plastics collection service, as the metal can cause damage in the recycling system.
- Leave the one-way valve on: The valve and the inner lining of the bag are made of 100% recyclable plastic, so there's no need to remove them. Our single origin bags also have stickers made of PE that can be left on the bag when recycling.
- Make sure the bag is clean: Before dropping off the bag at a collection station, be sure it's completely empty, dry, and clean.
Our new Aqueous take away cups
Another big leap towards sustainability will be introducing the Aqueous cup by Biopak this month. Aqueous is the next generation of environmentally friendly take away cups that are made with water-based polyethylene (PE) lining instead of plastic.
We believe that by making small changes, we can make a big difference. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to us.