Sustainability certifications for coffee packaging

Sustainability certifications are important for all those in the coffee supply chain. Not only do they lead to greater transparency, they are useful in communicating a genuine commitment to sustainability.

Symbols featured on the sides and bases of coffee pouches instruct end-consumers in the correct disposal of empty packaging, helping to minimise waste and carbon emissions. 

At MTPak Coffee, we strive for a circular economy, in which all the materials we use for coffee packaging can be continually reintroduced to the production cycle. 

Our “Go Green” coffee packaging is certified by third-party organisations, who carried out tests to verify its compliance with international standards. 

Here are our four key sustainable certificates for recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable coffee bags and takeaway cups:

This symbol signifies packaging products that are biodegradable or compostable in compliance with the European certification standard (EN 13432). Our certification is issued by Din Certco.

You will see this symbol on most of our eco-friendly coffee packaging solutions containing bio-based materials.

MTPak Coffee paper packaging has the FSC certification.

The FSC certified paper symbol (also known as “tick tree”) guarantees that all paper-based materials have been ethically and sustainably sourced.

The organisation behind this certification is the Forest Stewardship Council, a non-profit that promotes sustainable forestry worldwide.

FSC are concerned with the impact of climate change and the long-term preservation of our forests.

You’ll see this symbol on our customisable paper-based coffee bags.

LDPE 4 recycling coffee packaging

Recycling flexible packaging materials is an important part of achieving a circular economy and reducing landfill waste.

The recycling symbol with a “4” in the middle indicates that the bag contains low-density polyethylene (LDPE), a fully recyclable and reusable alternative to traditional plastics.

You can find this symbol on our 100% recyclable LDPE coffee bags.

Institute cyclos - HTP certificate at MTPak Coffee

Recycling is an essential part of the sustainable use of resources.

The Institute cyclos-HTP symbol signifies that multilayer films based on polyethylene (PE) and polyamide 6 (PA6) are certified as recyclable.

The organisation behind this certification specialises in the classification, assessment and certification of recyclability of packaging and goods as well as in research and development in this area.

You will find this symbol on our recyclable flexible coffee packaging options.

BRCGS certification for packaging materials ensures the safety, quality, and traceability of packaging used in food, beverage, and consumer goods industries.

It enforces strict standards for contamination prevention, quality control, traceability, and supplier management.

Compliance demonstrates a commitment to producing safe, high-quality packaging and helps access new markets while bolstering industry reputation.