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Been thinking about compiling a list just out of interest, I've bought a few myself and noticed more and more moving to tubs, tins etc.

Not saying that's better or more eco friendly than conventional packaging, just curious really.

Some I know:

I know some others like Steampunk have tins in store that you can use to purchase lose coffee instead of using their retail packaging. 

Anyone know of others?

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Question one is, why are there so few environmentally friendly forms of food packing?


Question two is, how does a return system work in detail?


Question three is, why would a roaster risk quality issues with either loose beans or insufficient oxygen barriers?



We support bring-your-own-can approach for local prw-orders. Plus, we have plans to offer this kind of service (again, locally) at some point next year. Thinking it over, still quite crazy how much work and resources it takes from manufacturing tin cans, dishwasher and related consumables, delivering them to us... to washing/rinsing for a clean refill, storing for next use and sending out or having customers take them home. For seamless turnover it requires around 2.5x as many tins as you'll be able to sell from, which is madness in its own right...

For the time being, one option is at least upcycling coffee bags like a customer of ours did, lately:






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That reminds me of something from common coffee's website....who incidentally are the LSOL roaster for August!

Sure there are many questions without good answers with respect to eco-friendly packaging, to say nothing of building in a return system like you describe...I really was just curious about who's shipping in "alternate" packaging more so than why or suggesting more should do it. Partly just curious about packaging, roasters seem to "hack" packaging to differentiate retail bags (e.g. Craft House add boxes, some rely on colours or overt labelling, some others add bits of cardboard etc)...tibs, tubs, bottles etc stand out on a shelf, curious to see what's out there.


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One of the Dog and Hat suppliers a couple of months back had compostable bags. Thought that was a nice compromise between sustainability and convenience

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