How can roasters benefit from the TerraCyle recycling programme?

Fully recyclable coffee bags

Our 100% recyclable coffee packaging is made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE).

Who uses our recyclable coffee bags

Why these coffee brands choose LDPE

Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is popular among roasters thanks to its affordability and high barrier properties. LDPE is flexible, durable, lightweight, and can be easily reused and recycled (#4). 

What sets LDPE apart from traditional plastics is the ease and affordability with which it can be reused and recycled. The production of LDPE coffee bags uses less energy and raw materials, making it easier for coffee consumers to dispose of it correctly. 

LDPE offers a good balance for roasters looking to move towards more sustainable practices without the need to revamp their business models. It has similar characteristics to traditional plastics, including a long shelf life. 

In areas where compostability – especially industrial compostability – is not an option, LDPE provides a sustainable solution that may prevent coffee bags from ending up in landfills.

Specialty coffee roasters who switch to LDPE packaging recognise it as a good way of maintaining the quality of the coffee. Furthermore, it demonstrates a tangible move towards more sustainable practices.

Find out how LDPE is recycled and get some tips for your recyclable coffee bag here.

All of our fully recyclable coffee bags can be fitted with:

  • Recyclable degassing valves
  • Additional protective layers
  • Resealable zippers

To further customise your coffee packaging, you can also add:

  • A custom design on the outside and inside of the bag
  • Your logo with different inks and effects (such as embossing, debossing, and hot stamping)
  • Card slots
  • Transparent windows
  • And more

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