In 2016 Mark Zhou founded MT Packaging (now MTPak Coffee) in Shanghai. Inspired by the specialty coffee industry’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, his aim was to offer high-quality custom printed coffee bags made from recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable materials.
The following years saw MTPak Coffee’s international client portfolio expand with local representatives in Europe, North America, Australasia, Asia, and the Middle East.
In 2019 we further scaled our facilities and services. Today, we offer a complete range of takeaway cups and coffee bags, along with drip filter bags, packaging labels, boxes, and more. We also offer recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable options.
Our services include an expert design team, high-quality flexographic and rotogravure printing, fast delivery, and more.
Recently, an increasing number of coffee businesses have stated their intention to become carbon neutral by 2030. Prompted by growing concerns about the environmental impact of the coffee supply chain, both big and small businesses have made it their priority to reduce carbon emissions in whatever way they can.
At MTPak Coffee, we understand the importance of these aims. That’s why we offer coffee packaging that minimises the carbon footprint of specialty coffee shops and roasters. Our recyclable and compostable takeaway coffee cups require fewer carbon emissions to produce that conventional packaging, while our water-based inks are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
A circular economy is a closed-loop system in which waste is eliminated and resources are in continual use. The aim is to limit the environmental impact of products, equipment, and infrastructure by improving their productivity, as opposed to a linear economic system of “take, make, dispose”.
With our sustainable coffee cups materials and components, our mission is to promote a circular economy in the coffee industry. This is achieved both through our compostable materials (kraft paper, PLA) and our recyclable materials (kraft paper, rice paper, PLA, and LDPE). Our degassing valves are also fully recyclable.
UNDP Sustainability Goals
In 2015, all United Nations member states adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of an aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030. Achieving the SDGs requires the collaboration of governments, the private sector, civil society, and citizens across all industries.
As part of the global coffee community, we understand how important it is to help the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) work towards its SDGs by the 2030 deadline. While we can’t cover all 17 of the objectives, our commitment to sustainable packaging and innovation will help both ourselves and coffee roasters do their bit to create a better planet for future generations.