dispose of your coffee bags the right way in your garden compost
Our Biotre coffee bags are made from 60% biodegradable recycled wood pulp and 40% from a unique polyethylene that contains an enzyme so that it disintegrates much faster than standard plastic. these will break down within your home compost heap with a small amount of prep. Here's what you do:
remove tin tie
The tin tie is an important design feature of your bag to help you keep your coffee fresher for longer. Once you are finished with your bag Simply tear off your tin tie and reuse. You can use your tin tie in the garden to train your plants, close other bags, keep computer wires together, or keep it to use in art and crafts with your kids. We would love to hear your reuse recommendations!
Freshly roasted beans release CO2 gas for some time after the roast. The degassing valve, located on front of your bag above our logo, allows this gas to escape so that the bag doesn't inflate and explode. This one-way valve lets air out, while keeping freshness in. At the moment our valves are not compostable but they are easily recycled with your other plastics. The easiest way to remove it is to grab a corner of the valve and tear it off. If that doesn’t work, carefully cut the valve off with scissors and discard the valve in your recycling.
The remaining bag material is 100% biodegradable. You can either discard directly into your regular trash, knowing that when it reaches the landfill, it will break down and leave nothing but the memory of great coffee, or you can compost the bag. Drop your bag into your regular home compost heap and the material will biodegrade and compost in the presence of active microbes in water and soil within a few months (estimated). our bags also make great planters to relocate your potted plants.