Cafe Imports Moves to 100% Compostable Green Coffee Pouch Samples

        When transporting coffee, a lot of waste can be generated. From packaging and shipping materials to the coffee packaging itself, there are many layers, some at least recyclable, needed to safely transport coffee from one place to another. But now Cafe Imports is making one of those ingredients more sustainable. Cafe Imports will ship all green coffee samples from its warehouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 100% biodegradable bags.
        Earlier this month, Cafe Imports announced via Instagram that it has been developing biodegradable sample bags for years. To find the right bag, you need to thread a special needle, Sam Miller, director of marketing and environmental purchasing at CI, told Spruge. They needed a bag that was strong enough to limit the ingress of moisture and other environmental elements, yet be able to completely degrade, not just decompose into microplastics, which Miller calls the “see is believe” solution. After conducting moisture tests on several samples, Cafe Imports chose starch-based bioplastic bags from Grounded Packaging.
        The entire bag is 100% compostable and everything except the zipper is OK Compost, BPI and ABA Home Compost certified, the gold standard for the Eurozone, US, Australia and New Zealand respectively. This means that the bags will be fully composted within 12 months and 90% composted within 90-120 days and composted in a home compost heap where conditions vary more than in large industrial composting plants. Because of their thickness, zippers are designed for commercial composting, but Miller says they “probably still work, but it takes longer” for home composting.
        “The decision to move to compostable sample bags was actually made by our team in Melbourne,” Miller told Spraju. “They have been true advocates and leaders for the rest of our team when it comes to sustainability initiatives and have been using locally produced compostable sample bags for pastry samples and green samples for over five years.” Miller added: “The fact that one of Cafe Imports’ Three Core Values ​​of ‘reducing our impact on the planet’ leads directly to our employees who genuinely care about it, embrace it and come up with their own ideas on how to reduce our impact on the planet.” planet. Support it a little These new sample bags are just one of the employee initiatives for more sustainable thinking and environmental responsibility that can come from a community of truly caring people.”
        Because the bags have a shelf life of 12 months, Miller said they are not yet a viable option for transporting whole 60kg bags of green coffee. Therefore, Cafe Imports will continue to use GrainPro packages for the time being. Still, “as soon as a better option comes along,” Miller said, “we’ll do our best.”
        Zach Cadwalader is the managing editor of the Sprudge Media Network and staff writer in Dallas. Learn more about Zach Cadwalader of Sprouge.

Post time: Aug-25-2023
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