Sustainability responsibility


What is SUSTAINABILITY to us?

The definition of Sustainability includes the 3 pillars :

Economic, Environmental & Social.

For a business or product to succeed it does need to be economically viable, but we will not pursue profit over people or the environment.

Our choices for the products we use through to packaging and transport all aim to be sustainable and support a circular economy. While no system is completely perfect, we will do our best to let this principle guide us. As we believe this is the kind thing to do.

 

The products and services we use : 

Coffee & Tea

We seek coffee & tea that pays respect to the people and planet that it comes from. 

How do we achieve this?

  • Organic, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Fair Trade or coffee farm supporting a cause
  • Knowing the origin
  • The people and communities growing the coffee / tea are supported

Coffee and tea that comes from these farms -

  • Use traditional cultivation methods
  • Maintain shade and use less poisons
  • Protect local flora & fauna, waterways and support biodiversity
  • Better prices to the farmers for the product
  • Farm workers and their families have better access to accommodation, schooling for their children and health care.

 

Packaging

Econic compostable coffee bags - 

Econic coffee packaging with valves perform the same as the typical non-compostable traditional fossil-fuel based film coffee packs sold into the supermarkets and by other coffee roasters. 

Films used to make Econic have been individually certified to the Australian home compostable standard: AS5810 (Australia).

Econics technical laboratory team have verified that the completed Econic packaging structure and EconicKraft paper outer layer break down in a typical composting environment.

For more info go the the Econic website.

To see it in action have a look at this 2 minute video: 

 

 

Coffee tin with degassing valve

Tinplate is 100% recyclable. This makes steel the most environmentally friendly packaging available today.

Being 100% recyclable, the materials lifecycle is almost infinite without compromise on the earth or the products quality.

 

Food grade drums - 

These also are made from tin which is 100% recyclable. These are used to store our coffee (they come with a one way valve to let out CO2) and also transport for any potential cafes and wholesalers. Great for refill or bulk sellers.

 

NatureFlex

We currently use this for our sample packs. NatureFlex is a compostable clear flexible packaging is a cellulose film made from wood pulp. This is sourced from sustainably managed forests.

The wood pulp has FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council™) & PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) Chain of Custody certifications.

The focus of these certifications are biodiversity, minimal impact on ecosystems, reduction of chemical usage, responsible water usage, rights of workers and indigenous populations.

 

Tea packaging

Earth bags are most importantly compostable. Made of brown recycled paper and have a corn-based, 100% natural biofilm that is a renewable resource. 

 

Stationery

Labels / stickers

These we get printed by Print Together.   They use sustainable or recycled paper and environmentally safe inks and toner.

Paper

Office paper used is either bought recycled, or we reuse paper supplies that we already own and can repurpose.

Notes

Notes that you receive are made with recycled paper that Chanel herself makes.

 

Shipping  & Delivery

Compostable mailers 

We use both Better Packaging Co comPOST Packs, compostable courier satchels & Sendle Satchels made from corn starch, PLA (made from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). 

100% biodegradable and compostable materials. Have passed Australia’s stringent AS5810 certified home compostable requirements, which includes a worm toxicity test. 

In a home compost will biodegrade in 3-6 months.

 

Courier

For deliveries we will favour using Sendle as our preference. Sendle is a registered B Corp & Australia's first carbon neutral delivery service. Rolling out solar powered electric vehicles in Australian Capital cities soon.

 

Recycled paper cardboard boxes, recycled brown paper for wrapping, brown paper packing tape is made from recycled paper and other recycled / reused materials for pack and fill purposes.

 

If there is anything we forgot, watch this space for updates. We will endeavour to be as transparent as Mitch & Chanel possible.

 


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In an Eco-Bag - Pre-Paid
Mitch O'Neill (Sydney, AU)
Amazing Coffee Amazing Service

Can't reccomend this coffee enough! We ordered Kind Earth's Blend. It arrived quickly and on time. It came in a great Enviro bag with a nice card. The only thing that trumped that was the taste! Their blend was amazing, one of the best coffee beans I've had. Ordering my next batch right now:)
Thanks so much Mitch and Chanel!!

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Roasted & Ready
Amanda (Sydney, AU)
Thanks for the referral Oxleys

Loved the Bolivia blend.
Will be buying again.
Fast delivery too!
THANKYOU ☕️

Very pepperminty

This is my go to tea for digestion and period pain, it's so lovely and minty and with a very smooth finish, not bitter at the back end like some other peppermint teas.

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Organic Lemongrass & Ginger- Loose Leaf Tea
Nadia Te Rangi (Sydney, AU)
Zingy and light

A lovely tea with just a little zing, great for when you want to recharge a bit and go again

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In an Eco-Bag - Pre-Paid
Stu (Sydney, AU)
Great coffee

Kind Earth coffee is a great way to start the day. The coffee is excellent and lives up to its name. I also really like the eco friendly packaging that can go straight to the compost. Well done team.