Plastic Free Coffee Packaging
INTRODUCING OUR EARTH POUCH BAG! TWO YEARS AGO WE EMBARKED ON WHAT WAS TO BECOME AN EXHAUSTIVE SEARCH. OUR MISSION WAS TO FIND AN ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE TO THE STANDARD FOIL/PLASTIC BAGS USED TO TRANSIT OUR AWARD-WINNING COFFEE BEANS TO OUR CUSTOMERS.
Well finally the search is over! We are pleased and extremely proud to announce that from this month each 250 gram bag of coffee sold through our showroom, website and subscription service will be contained within an Earth Pouch bag and therefore totally plastic-free.
The Earth Pouch is made from a unique material which allows the customer to either recycle or, if possible, compost the bag. It can also be treated the same as regular paper but is barrier lined and can be heat sealed to ensure the beans arrive at their destination at optimal freshness. Unfortunately, there is a small compromise to going plastic free as the Earth Pouch cannot be fitted with a zip lock, so once open to keep the beans at their optimal freshness requires them being decanted into a suitable airtight container.
However, to support this we're offering the fabulous Airscape® range of containers to all subscription customers on the Bella Barista website at a discounted price.
The new packaging will consist of the new Earth Pouch coffee bag, label that is plastic free and outer envelope made of recycled cardboard. All this can be added to your paper recycling. We carried out trials earlier this year with a select range of The Roastery coffee subscription customers using other home compostable packaging and sugar cane labels for the address however a large percentage of these bags split during transit. We also had to factor in that not everyone can completely compost their packaging. So we're thrilled to finally offer this solution plastic free and easy to recycle.