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Need a reason to feel less guilty about your coffee habit?
Terracycle news is always exciting news — especially when it involves coffee. Sip back and relax because we can’t espresso how excited we are about this new initiative.
TerraCycle and Ethical Bean have partnered to create the Ethical Bean Coffee Recycling Program, which allows ALL brands of flexible coffee bags to be recycled. Perfect for coffee drinkers at home, in the office, and anywhere else coffee lovers reside!

About the Program

Ethical Bean Coffee Recycling Program
This program is not only free but incredibly accessible and easy to navigate. First, sign up for the program. If you don’t have an account, you can create one here. Next, start collecting pouches in a box you have! Enjoy your coffee and save your empty flexible pouches. Once you have a full box, log into your account, print off a complimentary shipping label, and send your full box back with UPS – it’s as simple as that.
Great, your coffee pouches have been successfully sent off to TerraCycle – now what? Once the bags arrive at the TerraCycle facility, they are cleaned and melted down into resin that can be used to make new products.
Clean and Melted to Resin
Believe it or not, this program gets even better. When participating in the program, you have the opportunity to earn points that can be redeemed as donations to charities. Who knew there could be so many benefits from enjoying your daily cup of coffee?

What Is Flexible Packaging?

Ethical Bean Coffee Recycling Program
A flexible pouch is an eco-friendly alternative to other traditional packaging. Besides being an environmentally conscious, cost-effective option, these pouches are reliable and provide a gorgeous finished product.
Choosing eco-friendly doesn’t mean making sacrifices. Rootree’s flexible bags are a perfect canvas for your eye-catching designs and bold colours. On top of that, you get the benefit of reduced shipping costs, and can tell your customers that your packaging was made with less material waste and fewer emissions.

At Rootree, environmental responsibility is one of our core values. Add flexible packaging into the mix, and this program is right up our alley. We’ve decided to start our own empty coffee bag collection in the office and we can’t wait to send off our first box.

Interested in learning more about flexible coffee pouches? Chat with a member of our sales team or set up a discovery call with Creative Services! From start to finish, we’ve got you and the planet covered!