Through our research we’ve realized that although many packages claim to be recyclable – they aren’t actually getting recycled. Because of this, we’ve been on the hunt for more environmentally friendly packaging options. However, choosing sustainable packaging for coffee is tricky because coffee requires multilayer packaging to stay fresh. Unfortunately the multilayer plastic packaging can be difficult to separate at most municipal recycling facilities.
As we continue our search for packaging that is actually recyclable using the blue bin stream that you’re familiar with, we wanted to provide our customers with a way to recycle their empty coffee bags.
We’ve partnered with private waste management company, TerraCycle, to recycle coffee bags.
TerraCycle turns the coffee packaging back into raw material that can then be made into new products – helping to divert packaging from landfills.
Get a Free Bag of Coffee When You Participate
In exchange for 10 of your empty coffee bags, you’ll receive a coupon code to use on our website to claim one free 400g bag of coffee with your next online order.
Instructions for Mail In
1. Mail in 10 empty bags to:
2. Be sure to include your full name, phone number and email address.
*Once your empty coffee bags have been received, we’ll send you a coupon code via email that you can use to redeem a free coffee with your next order on our website www.saltspringcoffee.com.
Instructions for Drop Off at Head Office in Richmond, BC
1. Drop off 10 empty bags to:
2. Notify us that you’d like to redeem a free coffee through our recycling program.
3. One of our staff will provide you with a coupon code to place your order on www.saltspringcoffee.com.
4. Once you’ve placed your order and provided a confirmation number, our staff will retrieve your free coffee.
Terms and Conditions
1. Free coffee coupon does not include shipping charges.
2. Free shipping is available on orders over $75 in Canada. Flat rate shipping of $15 to US orders over $75.
3. Coffee bags accepted only.
4. Coffee bags must be empty and clean - please remove ground or whole bean coffee.
5. One free 400g coffee coupon per 10 empty coffee bags returned. Limit 2 free coffees per month.
6. Redeemable coffees include: Blue Heron 400g, Sumatra 400g, French Roast 400g, Decaf Dark 400g, Peru 400g, Metta Espresso 400g, Canopy Bird 400g, Village Trade 400g, Holiday Blend 400g.
7. Other restrictions may apply.