Once roasted, coffee becomes very delicate and therefore needs to be stored in protective packaging. Most people use a foil lined or laminated material that can sit on land fill for many, many years. We have spent a long time looking into a solution that fits our ethos, and found Biotre! Now for the technical stuff:
Compared to a standard plastic/foil laminate which is made from 100% non-renewable fossil fuels and is not considered biodegradable, Biotre is made from up to 60% by weight of materials that are made from renewable wood pulp and certified to the Industrial Composting norms. Studies in moist, managed home composters have shown a degradation time of 90 days.
The remaining clear polymer makes up 40% of the Biotre package by weight. It is designed to break down in five to ten years in a landfill environment; much more quickly than typical plastics, thus reducing the solid waste impact of Biotre.
There, thats better than foil and laminates isn't it!