CLark Street Coffee

Clark Street Coffee releases compostable coffee packaging

Melbourne-based Clark Street Coffee has begun using redesigned compostable packaging to package and distribute its coffee. “We’ve got a strong focus throughout our company on sustainability,” Clark Street Coffee Founder Melissa Floreani says. “Clark Street Coffee wants to provide or customers with an aesthetically pleasing bag to put on display in their stores, and it’s also 100 per cent compostable”
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Planet Ark partners with roasters to trial coffee diversion program

A new Planet Ark trial aims to divert spent coffee grounds from landfill and repurpose them into higher value uses. Planet Ark will begin the Coffee 4 Planet Ark two-month trial in September in Sydney in collaboration with leading coffee roasters and founding members Allpress Espresso, Genovese Coffee, Grinders Coffee and Lavazza. Tata Global Beverages via its Map Coffee brand will collect spent coffee grounds from limited corporate businesses in Melbourne.
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BioPak partners with Open Canvas to break stigma around homelessness

BioPak has partnered with Melbourne-based social enterprise Open Canvas to launch a new compostable coffee cups range. The BioCup Art Series will feature artwork on its cups from Australian artists facing homelessness in an effort to combat the stigma surrounding homelessness. Open Canvas Founder Dan Rath says the artwork featured on the cups depicts the beauty of nature and the environment. 
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BioPak teams up with Perth cafés to launch coffee cup composting service

Perth cafés can avoid sending their takeaway coffee cups to landfill with the launch of BioPak’s national composting service. Under the service, customers will be able to dispose of used BioPak coffee cups and compostable takeaway food packaging in specially designed collection bins placed at local cafés or workplaces in Western Australia. The special compost bins will be collected weekly and sent them to commercial facilities to be composted. In eight weeks, the biodegradable products will be turned into nutritious soil compost for gardens or farms.
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