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Plastic single-use capsules are not easily recycled, not marine compostable, and definitely not yet green. more

Features

Recyclers do not like paper coffee cups. The plastic inner lining causes problems in the recycling process. The situation is so severe in the United Kingdom that Parliament is considering a 25-pence “latte levy” and a possible ban on disposable cups. more

Coffee Report

McDonald’s, which generates millions of tons of take-away trash daily, boldly declared that by 2025 all of its guest packaging will be sustainable, and that recycling will be universal at its 37,000 locations in 100 countries. more

News

Stand Earth organized a five-day protest against Starbucks over a 2008 promise to switch to recyclable cups. more

Coffee Report

There’s been a movement towards more sustainable solutions across the Single-serve capsules category. more

Features

An early introduction to sustainability in 2005 raised a question about the lifecycle impacts associated with a cup of coffee. When the same question was asked of coffee professionals at the National Coffee Association Summit, the room was split. more

Features

Specialty coffee exporter Bourbon Coffees has unveiled an innovative new recyclable plastic-lined paper sack that holds 30 kilos of green coffee. more

Features

Club Coffee’s certified biodegradable capsule, a first, paves the way for sustainable single-serve. more

Features

ITO EN, Japan’s multinational beverage company specializing in tea production, has applied its recycling ethic to the tea leaves used in the production process. more

Tea Report

Stand Earth organized a five-day protest against Starbucks over a 2008 promise to switch to recyclable cups. more

Coffee Report

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