New recyclable coffee bags

October 18, 2019

New recyclable coffee bags

We've been thinking about how we can be more eco-friendly. You may have noticed that we are now wrapping our orders using recycled brown paper - which has also provided great protection for beans on their travels. It's a small thing I know. 

Our 250g coffee bags are now fully recyclable. Most coffee bags currently being used have a metal layer which makes recycling them difficult and expensive. In fact, we have previously paid a specialist company to do this work for us - but this relied on people getting the bags back to us. We've decided to go down the recyclable route after considering compostable bags but given that most of this kind of (compostable) packaging ends up in landfill, we've decided that the recyclable option is likely to make the most impact.

We've had a few questions about the bags so below are the answers to the most common ones.

What are they made of? 

It's called low-density polyethylene and it's the stuff that carrier bags are made from.

How do I recycle it? 

Some local authorities collect it from the kerbside but many don't. You may need to make a trip to a local supermarket or recycling centre. You can find out what is available in your local area using this excellent website (click here). 

What is the recycling code for the bags? 

It's this one...

What about our 1kg bags? 

At the moment, these are not easily recycled but we are in the process of sourcing recyclable bags for those of you with bigger appetites and hope to have those available within the coming weeks.