We’re turning a deeper shade of green.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008No Comments



THINK ABOUT IT
When you have your morning coffee and toss your paper cup in the trash, it’s joining 14.4 billion other disposable sippers. That number is expected to grow to 23 billion by 2010. Cherry Hill Coffee wants to help change those habits.

Last fall, Cherry Hill Coffee went “green”, offering a certified fair trade organic coffee line-up. In addition, we also introduced a 100% compostable cup. The ecotainer™ is an eco-friendly to-go coffee cup made with renewable materials and a revolutionary corn-based liner. Conventional hot paper cups use a waterproof lining made from a petroleum-based plastic that is not sustainable. The petrochemicals used to manufacture these cups could heat 8,300 homes for one full year.

Made with a bio-plastic fashioned out of corn, the ecotainer™ cup can, under the proper conditions, break down into water, carbon dioxide and organic matter. This will divert countless coffee cups away from landfills that could instead be composted and returned to the earth to make quality topsoil.

BUT WHAT GOOD IS HAVING A COMPOSTABLE CUP WITH NOWHERE TO COMPOST IT? Without local municipal or corporate support, the positive advantages of this pioneering technology are lost. So, Cherry Hill Coffee recently partnered with a local compost and recycling organization to establish a grassroots waste management program.

Coffee grounds and roasting by-products such as chaff, along with our compostable ecotainer™ cups and a wide variety of organic material are picked up weekly and will be converted into nutritious topsoil for local farms. Help us out – and the planet too – by composting your cup. We will be publishing a list of other participating cafés and restaurants soon. Stay tuned.

DON”T JUST TOSS IT, COMPOST IT!


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