Even as a small micro-roaster, we figured it’s best to move towards a greener initiative earlier on. We’ve found a very reliable and responsible company based within Canada as well, Tekpak, who were able to provide a fully omnidegradable bag. This includes the ziplock and one way valve.
To make it even simpler for anyone to dispose of the bag after finishing their Modus coffee we moved to an emboss and stamp system so there’s nothing to remove. From Tekpak:
“We spent more than ten years developing our Omnidegradable®, flexible packaging, which means that all of our high barrier plastic bags, coffee bags, pouches, foils, zippers and off-gasing valves will decompose when – and only when – they come into contact with microbes – microbes that are present in landfills, fresh and salt water (the Ocean) and regular soil.”