Taylors coffee — ground, beans and bags — is packaged in an oil-based, laminate foil made up of different plastics and a metalised layer. That’s been chosen because it keeps our coffee at its best, super fresh and high quality from our factory to your mug, but it isn’t widely recyclable. Our aim is to switch our coffee packaging to a film made from just one type of plastic – Polyethylene, also known as PE – which would be widely recyclable, but will also keep your coffee fresh.
Moving from mixed material films to one made of just one type of plastic – in this case PE – is a key focus area of the UK Plastics Pact and we’re working hard on this change. Beyond this, our goal as a business, is to make all our products, present and future, circular in design. This will take time and a lot of testing to make sure the materials we choose remain kind to the planet. As well as this, we’re working on a wide range of other sustainability projects, including supporting our farmers and their communities at origin — from finding out what they need from a fair living wage, to accessing of clean water.
On top of this, we’re working hard to reduce our impact on the climate and this is continuous. Because of this commitment, our business and all our coffee is CarbonNeutral®.