We do all we can to support the environment
From the selection of our coffee beans and tea leaves, right through to our packaging, we take our environmental responsibility and sustainability seriously. All our blends are certified Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade or Australian grown beans and traceable to origin. For us it’s always been a case of #whywouldnt you? It’s our bit to help protect the environment and the farmers in the coffee industry we all love so much. Don’t just take our word for it, we’ve been mentioned in The Guardian for our sustainably-sourced shade grown coffee beans.
These are some of the ways we practice sustainability at our Roastery Door (and we are always challenging ourselves and our team to ‘what else’ so watch this space…)
- Coffee chaff – goes into the compostable green bin
- Coffee grounds – all our coffee grounds go to local gardeners
- Smoke extraction – we have installed an afterburner results in …
- Bun Coffee KeepCups – we actively promote the use of reusable coffee cups and sell KeepCups at our Roastery Door and encourage customers to bring in their own coffee cups for their daily coffee.
- Takeway Cups – our BioCup take away cups are biodegradable. Made using 60% less energy than regular take away cups, they are lined with natural PLA, not plastic and also come with a matching CPLA biodegradable lid. They can go in our green compost bins or if you are not lucky enough to live in a green compost bin area, they can also go in the recycle bin.
- How We Bin – we provide clearly defined eco bins for our staff and customers to separate and recycle waste
- Commercial Composting – we privately pay for a commercial Green Compost bin to be collected weekly
- Packaging – wherever possible we use biodegradable materials to package our tea, sugar and drinking chocolate. Coffee packs are a little harder to accommodate as we cannot compromise the freshness our coffee. We continuously keep a close eye on innovations in the packaging industry for more environmentally friendly alternatives that will also keep our coffee just as fresh. It’s something we’ve been working on for years and we are about to take delivery of our first 100% Home Compostable coffee bags certified by TUV Austria. All our shipping cartons, packaging, labels and tapes are compostable.
- Plastic Straws – stopped the supply of plastic straws at the Roastery Door
- Coffee Sacks – our coffee sacks are recycled and upcycled through our local garden nursery and community. All proceeds from our coffee sacks go to Byron Youth Services.
- Cleaning – we use Simply Clean for all our cleaning at the Roastery Door