Coffee Bags

Landfill

Updated on March 9, 2019

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Instructions

Completely paper bags can be composted but most coffee bags are a bonded composite (e.g. paper and plastic, or paper and foil) which must go to the landfill.

Alternatives

Buy coffee from the bulk section in a plain paper bag or reusable container. Look for a Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, or Organic label.

Facts

The process of growing and producing coffee is plagued with negative consequences on the environment, most notably intensive water use, water pollution, and deforestation.

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