As many of you know, we’re constantly searching for an environmentally friendly bag option for our coffee beans. Our greatest concern is ensuring you get the freshest, best possible coffee experience from your bag of Ethical Bean Coffee. The downside of this is that we need to use foil-lined bags to ensure that happens.
In the meantime, we’re taking back all our packaging* until we can find a viable solution to it going into the landfill. A percentage of our returned bags are upcycled into tote bags, some are donated to schools as arts and crafts materials, and the rest are sent to TerraCycle to be recycled.
For every 12 empty bags of Ethical Bean Coffee you return to us – either by dropping them off at our office, or sending them in – we’ll give you a free bag of freshly roasted coffee in return.
Pop them in the mail with your name, email address, and twitter handle (optional) and we’ll send you out a coupon to redeem at your local grocer. If you drop them off at our 1315 Kootenay Street, Vancouver office we’ll give you your coffee right away.
Do you have a suggestion for environmentally friendly coffee packaging? How about an idea for upcycling our used bags? Please let us know in the comments below. We love hearing our customer’s ideas. You’re a smart bunch, don’t you know?
* Sorry, the bag return program applies to our retail customers only, not wholesale accounts.