I think we can all agree now, that recycling and sustainability are very important parts of everyday life. Resources are not infinite, and landfill gets, well...full.
We're very much aware that everything we do has an impact on this world in which we live, and we want to make impactful changes wherever and whenever we can to mitigate the negative impact we have on the environment.
We've therefore made the move away from our iconic (?!) red poly mailers towards much more sustainable and recyclable cardboard mailers! All our single-bag orders will now be shipped in cardboard rather than plastic.
We're super happy with this as it's been a long time coming and a lot of you have been asking for it, so thank you all for your patience while we've been working out the best solution for us!
Although we've made this change, we know there are still other things we can improve upon which we're working on, we promise! One of which is our coffee bags:
It's always something that's bugged us about coffee bags, because of the way they are made, they can not easily be recycled.
We have tried many different bags, but none keep the coffee as fresh as we would like, so rather than compromise the product, we have carried on regardless. This keeps us awake at night as sustainability is not just about buying coffee fairly and with ethics, or organic certifications, but by being sustainable in as many areas as you can and making those little changes which build up steadily to have a big impact.
We found out about this company that will recycle coffee bags, but at a cost. This cost is out of reach of most people, so we have invested in a bag recycling box at Hasbean. We get through a lot of bags so it’s a start.
But we have decided that if you (home or coffee shop customers) buy coffee from us, we will pay for the recycling costs of Hasbean bags. All you have to do is get them back to us! Collect as many as you can and send them to us at the address below and we will do the rest.
Unit 16, Ladford Covert
Ladfordfields Industrial Estate
Then the collected waste will undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be moulded into various recycled plastic products.
If you have a stash of red/white poly mailers, you can recycle them at local plastic recycling points like the ones commonly seen at larger supermarkets and council-run recycling facilities. You're also totally welcome to return them to us along with your coffee bags and we'll make sure they're taken care of.
We're always looking for ways to improve what we do and minimise the impact we have on our planet. We will continue pushing and always appreciate honest feedback + ideas : )