Vancouver BC – Vancouver-based Ethical Bean Coffee, already famous for their delicious fair trade certified organic coffee, is proud to announce the launch of a unique 100% certified compostable single serve pod. With a strong ongoing commitment to fair and environmentally friendly production practices, Ethical Bean has gone one step further with an innovative solution to the large environmental challenge of single serve coffee plastic waste.
Convenience meets sustainability and taste with Ethical Bean’s new 100% compostable pods. Made from coffee bean chaff and other renewable materials, the entire pod can be thrown directly into the green bin and will completely break down in a municipal composter in less than 84 days.
It is estimated that 10 billion single serve plastic coffee pods are thrown into North American landfills every year, an issue that has reached an environmental tipping point globally.
“At Ethical Bean, we believe that when it comes to sustainability initiatives, third party verification is the gold standard. Finally we are able to add compostability to our fair trade, organic and B-Corp certifications,” says Ethical Bean Co-founder and CEO, Lloyd Bernhardt. “Our new pods provide a better solution for single serve coffee drinkers who appreciate great tasting coffee and are concerned about the environment.”
Ethical Bean’s 100% compostable single serve pods are available on Amazon and at select US retailers.
About Ethical Bean
Ethical Bean Coffee is a leading roaster of 100% Fairtrade certified organic coffee. Co-founders Lloyd Bernhardt – recognized by Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 under 40”, and Kim Schachte – an award-winning graphic designer, are committed to social responsibility, global awareness, and environmental accountability.
Their journey to Guatemala in 1999 to adopt their daughter forever changed their lives, sparking a passion for the culture of the country and inspiring a desire to better the lives of the farmers and families living and working in the coffee industry. The couple returned to Vancouver and in 2003 launched Ethical Bean Coffee.
What began as a small operation with one employee has grown into an international success, with growth across Canada, the US and abroad. Through this expansion, Lloyd and Kim have stayed true to their original commitment to make their coffee both just and better.