F. Gaviña & Sons recycles 2m coffee packaging items

F. Gaviña & Sons Inc., makers of Don Francisco’s Coffee, Café La Llave, and other coffee products, has recycled more than two million coffee pods, capsules and bags.

The company created a free recycling programme in 2020 with TerraCycle, an industry leaders in collection and repurposing of complex waste stream.

“We’ve made great strides by recycling over 2 million coffee pods and bags, helping consumers take part in recycling and reducing waste in landfills,” Lisette Gaviña Lopez, F. Gaviña & Sons’ fourth-generation coffee roaster, said in the announcement. 

“We are proud of this achievement and hope it serves to encourage more coffee consumers to make small but meaningful contributions towards a more sustainable future.”

Many of the products recycled a made from metal packaging and they include:

  • Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve coffee bags.
  • Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve Single Serve Coffee Pods.
  • Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve Espresso Capsules.
  • Café La Llave Espresso Style Single Serve Coffee Pods.
  • Café La Llave Espresso Capsules.

Once collected, the packaging is cleaned, separated by material, melted and remolded to make new recycled product

“Reaching this major recycling milestone reinforces the fact that consumers are eager to make the world, and the coffee industry, greener,” TerraCycle CEO and founder, Tom Szaky, added in the announcement. 

“With the Coffee Bag and Pod Free Recycling Program, coffee connoisseurs can set simple resolutions to recycle more single-serve pods and capsules and reduce the amount of trash sent to incinerators and landfills.”

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