PackagingBest started testing and sourcing materials for coffee packaging. We wanted to be sure that the decisions we made were environmentally safe. Our new packaging keeps coffee fresh and looks great. One of our core goals is to produce a coffee bag that can be recycled or composted. Yet, the thing is to find one that still meets our quality standards when it comes to coffee freshness. We realized we needed the right coffee packaging product as we pursue our vigorous pursuit of a sustainable bag.
First, we essentially consider what we can expect from environmentally sustainable packaging. There are three key areas that eco-friendly packaging
that need to succeed. These are performance and shelf-life, production efficiency, and what happens to it at the end of its usage.
In this article, let’s know more about sustainable coffee packaging.
What is Sustainable Packaging?
The packaging is the most significant cause of pollution that is clogging the ocean. It is predicted to surpass all fish’s weight by 2050 at current levels. When added to the soil or burned, packaging waste pollutes the soil and poses a health risk to humans and animals.
All of us have been brought up with the word ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ in our life. For every company, it is essential to manifest these ideas. It benefits the environment and also improves brand loyalty for eco-conscious customers.
We firmly agree that climate change is an imminent challenge to humankind. We don’t want to be part of the crisis. We want to do our best to fix the problem. So, how can we solve this problem and break off before facing significant issues? It is when sustainable packaging enters. Sustainable packaging is a relatively recent addition to the environmental aspects in packaging. More research and information are needed to look at product design. Materials selection, manufacturing, and life cycle are also being considered. It is not about the simplistic “green movement.” We all know that many firms and corporations have been joining that movement in recent years. Companies are taking environmentally sustainable actions to reduce their carbon emissions. Using more reusable content and reuse more product elements are essential too. They also inspire manufacturers, contract delivery companies, and dealers to do the same.
Keeping Your Coffee Safe, Sustainably
Coffee is perishable. Coffee beans tend to lose their freshness shortly after they are toasted. When coffee lacks its freshness, its natural flavors and aromas are reduced. All else is fair, and the earlier the beans are used, the better the coffee. When stored suitably, the coffee beans will remain good for about a month after roasting. Ground coffee is going to last for one to two weeks after roasting. What is the difference? Ground coffee has a larger surface area than coffee beans. It means that ground coffee would be more vulnerable to the four enemies of fresh coffee. It includes air, moisture, heat, and light.
Millennials and Generation Z are now the most prominent customer demographic globally. They are also mindful of plastic packaging’s adverse environmental effects. For this cause, they favor eco-friendly goods and can pay more. However, they are unable to compromise the quality. Consumers ensure that the packaging of the coffee to be eco-friendly by nature. They also consider the high quality and well-designed packaging. Sustainability and excellent efficiency are the most critical guiding principles of PackagingBest. All we do and everything we are trying to do is assessed against these two values. Our bags and pouches are food-safe and sturdy. It is specially made for freshly roasted coffee. They are blocking UV rays, oxygen, and moisture to keep the coffee fresh. It also comes with a degassing valve to release excess carbon generated after the beans have been toasted.
Which Materials Should You Use?
Our sustainable coffee packaging range includes a variety of diverse components. We acknowledge both recycled and environmentally sustainability. These are some of our environmentally friendly choices:
- Kraft Paper
It is made from recycled paper. Besides, it is unbleached kraft paper that is 100% organic, biodegradable, and compostable.
Our kraft paper bags for roasted coffee can be made with two or three layers. It is to shield the beans from moisture, direct light, oxygen. Other factors that may otherwise impair their efficiency are also considered.
- PE Laminated and EVOH Coating
Our recyclable coffee bags use PE content and EVOH coating used for barrier feature. EVOH is imported from Amcor, it’s all OTR and WVTR 2.0. Which some of the feature and usage is closer to Aluminum. The EVOH coating is considered to be one of the strongest inhibitors to gasses such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. You don’t need to worry about your product’s quality. These materials are suitable for food manufacturing, cosmetics and other perishable goods.
- PLA, PBS, NK and NKME
Our Biodegradable Coffee bags use this structure: the inner layer can be PLA/PBS, the middle layer can NK/NKME and the outer layer can PLA/Kraft paper. Polylactic Acid (PLA) is made from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugar cane. It is a natural polymer intended to replace commonly used petroleum-based plastics. Polybutylene Succinate PBS-based packaging is capable of offering a very high standard of food packaging, and must not deviate from similarities with current packaging, especially with regard to meeting food safety requirements.
We have benefited from using the materials NK and NKME. They are a metal-free and compostable coating that eliminates oxygen, moisture, UV light, and odor. Its barrier properties are similar to those of aluminum.
Why Should We Use Sustainable Coffee Pouches?
Retail stores are transitioning to eco-friendly packaging options. It is to face the worsening plastic emissions worldwide. Eco-packaging has also stimulated a hype among customers. These customers are well aware of plastic waste’s harmful effects on the environment. Sustainability packaging strategies seek to reduce the amount of product packaging. It encourages the use of renewable or reusable materials and reduces packaging costs. It further eliminates the use of hazardous chemicals in packaging manufacturing.
Switching to eco-packaging is the most promising approach to reduce this crisis. Packaging suppliers and enterprises have a big part in bringing environmentally conscious packaging products into the mainstream. With plastic waste at an unprecedented pace, factories need to reduce, if not entirely remove, the use of plastics.
Taking an eco-mindset in your product concept is also beneficial for your company. A study showed that sustainable packaging would help brand owners boost their net profits by around 2 to 4 percent. Thanks to the rising number of customers who have come to support companies with genuine respect for nature.
As per the report, these customers value eco-friendly packaging as part of the brand’s entire interaction. If you consider these things, it is your leverage to catch customers’ interests. Not just economically, you can also help to reduce waste on our earth.
Work With Professional Packaging Designers
Working with a professional packaging designer can help you a lot. Not just economically but also for generating ideas. When choosing suitable packaging manufactures, one should consider their goals and their intentions.
We would want our packaging to be made with genuinely recycled materials. But what does that mean? It turns out that the only environmentally sustainable type of packaging is recycled packaging. PackagingBest was a reputable manufacturer and seller of high-quality and eco-friendly flexible packaging. Our mission is to continue offering excellent flexible packaging solutions. We also aim to provide exemplary support to our customers. We want to sustain deep and meaningful customer partnerships worldwide.
What’s The Best Option?
Sustainability is now a central concern for economies and the public all around the world. Packaging manufacturers is a significant industry that involves about five million workers worldwide. Given the scale of the market and the uses of packaging in our lives, the capacity for packaging to have a detrimental effect on the global climate is immense. There is also a tremendous burden on the suppliers and consumers of packaging. They ensure that they ‘design out’ all possible adverse effects on our environment. So, using sustainability and biodegradable packaging is a great help in any aspect.
It is not easy for customers to decide what is essential in packaging for all the items they experience and purchase in their everyday lives. It is challenging to determine how to get rid of them in an environmentally friendly manner once they have fulfilled their purpose. The easiest way to deal with packaging is to prevent it wherever you can if you ask us! We hope that sharing our new product with you will help shed some light on the pitfalls. We believe that we have done our utmost to find a solution to package your coffee with consistency and sustainability in mind. We hope that you will feel that way too.