Building on our mission to use coffee as a force for good, Reunion Coffee Roasters uses a more sustainable packaging for all of our 12oz coffee bags. In 2018, with the help of our partners at TricorBraun Flex, we transitioned our entire 12oz coffee program into their Biotre™ material to help further reduce our environmental impact.
Biotre™ coffee bags are made from 60% (by weight) renewable plant-based resources and the remaining 40% breaks down into healthy compost using processes from OECD and conditions taken from ASTM standards.
The material is earth friendly and heat sealable keeping the roasted coffee beans as fresh as possible.
What is Biotre© 2.0?
Our 12oz retail coffee bags are made using Biotre 2.0 option.
• Outer layer consists of cellulose from wood pulp.
• Inner layer consists of 100% plant-based, renewable resources (i.e., cane sugar).
• Natural Kraft paper on the outside also make up 60% of the material by weight and break down into healthy compost in 12 weeks.
Biotre© can reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in waste disposal because 60% can break down naturally in a relatively short period of time.
The plant-based components that go into Biotre© (wood pulp & for Biotre© 2.0 sugar cane) absord the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used to make our Biotre© packaging.
Biotre© preserves our natural resources by reducing the use of finite fossil fuel and mineral resources. While most barrier packaging is made from almost exclusively petroleum-based plastics or aluminum foil, Biotre© film layers consist of 60% to nearly 100% renewable plants.