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For decades, plastic has been the go-to material for packaging coffee. Affordable, strong, and versatile, it protects the beans within while preserving their freshness and quality.
Today, however, attitudes towards plastic have changed. Increasing awareness of its impact on the environment has encouraged roasters, including us, to seek out new and innovative ways of packaging coffee. We see it as important not only in reducing waste, but also in the retention of our customers.
A popular alternative to traditional plastic is low-density polyethylene (LDPE). It has similar characteristics, with the benefits of being recyclable and reusable. Read on to find out more about the advantages of switching to LDPE for coffee packaging. LDPE offers a good balance for roasters looking to move away from traditional plastics without the need to completely rethink their business models. It has similar characteristics to traditional plastics, including a long shelf life, but it is fully recyclable, non toxic and easy to reuse.
LDPE is commonly recycled at your council's recycling point- you can find your closest one using https://www.recyclenow.
You can recycle this plastic if your Local Authority mentions: