100% compostable, form-fitting and waste-free. Starting November 2019.
WHY WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
Packaging is the main source of plastic pollution that is clogging the ocean and expected to exceed the weight of all fish, by 2050, at current rates. Packaging waste, when landfilled or incinerated, pollutes the environment and poses health risks to humans and wildlife.
At Driftaway Coffee, we strongly believe that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. We don't want to be a part of the problem, we want to do our bit to solve it.
So, we are proud to introduce 100% compostable packaging. Every single component of the Driftaway package you receive can become soil
*Except poly-mailers for 1 lb and 2 lb packages. They can be recycled.
0million tons of plastic produced yearly. (That's nearly the weight of the entire human population!)
0%of the packaging waste in the U.S. comes from food and beverage products.
0RDhighest cause of methane gas emissions are landfills
PLASTIC-FREE, 100% COMPOSTABLE
100% COMPOSTABLE MATERIAL INCLUDING ADHESIVE
We are using the only certified compostable adhesive label available in the US, from Pure Labels. The entire label is certified compostable including the adhesive.
While the ink is not compostable, it is benign to the composting process which means that both the label and the ink can be composted.
Made from sugarcane waste fiber
Certified compostable (ASTM D6400 & EN13432)
COMPOSTABLE, PLANT-BASED MAILER
Our mailers are made from 100% compostable materials: corn starch, PLA (synthesized from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). Producing PLA uses 65% less energy than conventional plastics, generates 68% fewer greenhouse gases and contains no toxins.
70 microns thick
Tough, durable and tear-free
Certified compostable (ASTM D6400 & D6868)
RECYCLABLE AND COMPOSTABLE
The corrugated boxes used for our tasting kit are made from recycled paper, and are 100% recyclable and compostable.
Made from recycled material (partial)
Made in the USA (New Jersey)
Recylable and compostable
Form-fitting and durable
A KEY WAY TO REDUCE PACKAGING FOOTPRINT IS TO HAVE LESS OF IT IN THE FIRST PLACE
USE OF MAILERS OVER BOXES
We use mailers over boxes for over 80% of our shipments since they are light (reduces package weight and shipping emissions), durable and use 37% less space by volume than corrugated boxes. This means we can fit more in less space and reduces the space they need for shipping, thus reducing their carbon footprint.
less space by volume than corrugated boxes.
Box - 7.5 x 7.5 x 2 inches = 114 cubic inches
Mailer - 12 x 6 x 1 = 72 cubic inches
Savings = ~37%
We source our mailers and boxes to match the size of our coffee pouches. They are snug, use less space in transportation and have the added benefit of fitting inside home mailboxes. This also means we avoid unnecessary filler materials like air pillows or bubble wrap seen with traditional eCommerce companies.
NO PAPER RECEIPTS
In the US, over 12.4 million trees and 13 billion gallons of water are consumed each year in the creation of paper receipts, generating 1.5 billion pounds of waste and 4 billion pounds of CO2. Statistics show that approximately 90% of paper receipts end up in the trash can. We avoid paper receipts in the package as long as it's not required by law. We're an eCommerce company first and foremost, and we use e-mail receipts to avoid creating more waste.
of paper receipts end up in the trash can.