Circular Economy

Compostable packaging for BioBean Coffee’s retail packs

Family-owned and operated West Australian coffee roaster BioBean Coffee have released a new range of home compostable packaging for their retail range as an answer to the problems of plastic and recycling.

Owner Mary Ipkendanz said she has tested these bags in her home composting system and found them to break down in around six weeks.

“Our kilo bags have been compostable for nearly five years, but the technology to produce a product that would be acceptable to both shops and consumers has only recently been available. We are so pleased to say goodbye to our petroleum-based plastic range,” Ipkendanz said.

“We believe this makes us one of the most environmentally and socially aware companies in Australia. We are not going to increase our prices due to the new packaging as we think that all companies should be heading in this direction as a matter of conscience.”