New Compostable Retail Bags October 06 2014

Our new retail bags are now compostable.

Once you've finished with the delicious coffee in your 1 lb. bag, you can compost it with just a few simple steps.

  1. Remove the tin tie closure. It's just glued on and is easy to remove
  2. Remove the round valve located above the Blue Ridge Mountain Coffee logo. It should be fairly easy to remove this with your hands, but a pair of scissors will definitely get the job done. 
  3. Compost! 

Our new bags are made by Pacific Bags, Inc. Here's what they say about the bags:

Biotrē Film is composed of 60% (by weight) biodegradable materials made from renewable resources such as wood pulp. Based on previous tests, biodegradation will take on average several months in a backyard composter.

The remaining 40% (by weight) of the bag is PE from fossil fuels with an additive that is designed to make it breakdown over five to 10 years, reducing its impact on the waste stream compared to standard PE.