Coffee + Planet
Together we can make a difference…
Our Packaging Committment
- Coffee Bags – wherever possible we use biodegradable materials to package our tea, sugar and drinking chocolate. Coffee packs have been a little harder to accommodate as we needed to find a material that could maintain the freshness of the coffee and provide an effective barrier against light and moisture. We have been researching this area for many years and talking to various suppliers in order to find something that would achieve this goal. The materials have been available for a little while now but not in the relatively small quantities required by a speciality roaster like Bun Coffee. We are happy to say that we have finally been able to source a supplier of a certified “TUV Home Compostable” coffee bag who can produce to our specifications. Read more here
We will not rest here though and will continue to pursue better outcomes for our packaging in the years to come as new materials and technologies enter the market place.
- Coffee Pods – We have been asked about producing coffee pods for years now and have resisted due to the fact that previously pods were not made from sustainable resources and produced massive amounts of waste. We have now found a pod that is 100% compostable, including the lid. Our new plant based 100% compostable coffee pods break down in your home compost in around 12 weeks. Did you know that Australian’s consume an estimated 3 million pods a day!
- Compostable Boxes and Shipping – We now make sure that our products are shipped in a sustainable manner. We use cardboard which is both recyclable and compostable. We use compostable tape and compostable “invoice enclosed” envelopes on our packages.