Our New 100% Recyclable Coffee Pouches
Sadly, we can't deny that our climate is changing. The environmental, economic and social impact is huge. Excessive emission of greenhouse gases contributes to this and unfortunately the packaging industry is a bit part of that. Here at Maverick, we wanted to be part of the change and are trying our hardest to offer sustainable packaging and products wherever we can.
You may have noticed that we've given our coffee packaging a bit of a face-lift again, and are proud to say that our new coffee pouches are completely recyclable. You may remember our lovely grey pouches? Well sadly the manufacturer changed the materials used in those pouches meaning they could no longer be recycled here in the UK. This made us really sad, especially after we spent so long sourcing an eco-friendly solution to our old bags.
What about compostable bags?
After some painstaking research and hunting around for eco-friendly alternatives to our bags, and we found that there is actually very little on the market which is recyclable and still able to keep coffee fresh. We heard about 'compostable' coffee bags...."YES!" we said, "Let's use compostable bags, that's amazing!". But when we delved into the idea further, it turns out that these compostable bags can only be put into industrial composters, NOT in your little garden compost bin. And those that could be put in home composters didn't have a valve...but the valve is a vital component for keeping coffee fresh.
So our final decision was to stay away from aluminium linings which are a big pollutant, and also away from single-use plastic. Our new bags are the most eco-friendly option available to us on the market right now, and we are really pleased with them. They are 100% LDPE4 which means they can go into your normal household plastic recycling if your local authority accepts soft plastics (like bread bags). If your council doesn't currently accept LDPE4 then you can just recycle them with an organisation like Terracycle or you can simply drop them off with your carrier bags at all major supermarkets where they will be gratefully received.
Oh, and did we mention we use completely recyclable postal packaging too?