This month is Plastic-Free July, a global initiative to highlight the need for, and progress towards, removing more plastic from our every-day lives. We are using Plastic-Free July to highlight some of the steps we, at Dark Woods Coffee, are taking towards becoming plastic-free.
In the Autumn of 2022, we launched our new design, plastic-free, compostable, kilogram bag. We love our new bags. They look striking and tactile, thanks to the kraft-paper outer layer. They are made from plant-based materials, and inks; the bag material is fully home-compostable, while the small valve is industrially compostable.
Primarily used to supply our wholesale café-customers, our compostable bags are also used for our home-customer, online shop.
We have become very creative in how we dispose of used kilogram bags now, from straightforward dropping them in our garden composter, to shredding them for hen-house bedding and even using them to plant seedlings in our kitchen garden.
We’d love you to share with us, any creative ways you have for using our empty compostable bags.