Through its Partnership with Teracycle, the Company's Don Francisco's Coffee and Café La Llave Espresso brands have diverted over 1 million coffee bags and pods from landfills
Gaviña & Sons, makers of Don Francisco’s Coffee and Café La Llave Espresso, today announced that just two years into its partnership with international recycling company TerraCycle they have reached a recycling milestone, having diverted over 1 million coffee bags and pods from landfills and more than $25,000 has been raised for charities.
The company’s partnership with TerraCycle is part of a zero-waste-to-landfill initiative aimed at providing consumers a free and easy way to recycle Don Francisco’s and Café La Llave coffee pods, espresso capsules, and bags.
“As a family company, we are committed to great coffee from seed to cup and sustainability plays a big role in that,” said Lisette Gaviña Lopez, Managing Director at F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. “We’ve operated a zero waste to landfill plant for years and are always innovating to meet the changing needs and preferences of our customers, while looking for new ways to minimize environmental impact – our partnership with TerraCycle is an important part of these efforts.”
Consumers can recycle bags and pods in four easy steps. To participate, register for the Coffee Bag and Pod Free Recycling Program at terracycle.com/gavina, collect your used bags and pods, print prepaid shipping labels, and mail in eligible items directly to TerraCycle for recycling. Once received, the coffee pods, capsule packaging and coffee bags are cleaned and separated by material type for melting and remolding by reprocessing companies that make new products out of the recycled material while the residual coffee is sent to an industrial composting facility. The Coffee Bag and Pod Recycling Program also gives participants the opportunity to donate to select charitable institutions based on points earned for recycling.
“The Coffee Pod Recycling Program offers coffee connoisseurs the opportunity to conveniently enjoy their favorite brews, minus the guilt over the waste generated from the single serve pods and capsules,” said TerraCycle CEO and Founder, Tom Szaky. “Reaching this recycling milestone reinforces the fact that consumers are eager to make the world, and particularly the coffee industry, greener.”
As LA’s Own Roaster, F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. is also committed to a greener footprint for its hometown. This is why Don Francisco’s Coffee has also partnered with “Heal The Bay” for their “Nothin’ But Sand” Beach Cleanup on Saturday, April 16th at Santa Monica Beach. Don Francisco’s Coffee is proud to join forces with the organization to keep volunteers energized with complimentary coffee during the event.
Source: Company Press Release