Environmental Policy – The 3 Rs

Every company should have an environmental policy. What is ours?

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy reduce reuse recycle

We believe we are the first South African coffee roaster to bring you the locally made, fully recyclable coffee packaging. Yes, you heard that right! Our coffee bags (type 4) are not just eco-friendly, but they also keep your coffee fresh and tasty. We’ve tested them against industry standards, and they passed with flying colours. No more waste or extra layers in your packaging.

Care during roasting and preparation

When it comes to roasting and preparing our coffee, we’re all about going green. No harmful packaging gases or chemicals here. Just fresh roasted quaffable coffee for you.

Reduction through planing

We’re always on the lookout for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. That’s why we carefully plan our collection and delivery routes, reducing our travel distance by a massive 30%. For deliveries outside Cape Town, we rely on road freight. And unless there’s a real emergency, we ship coffee beans by sea and roasted coffee by road.

Green Office Practices

In our office, we’ve made a conscious effort to use renewable energy sources, powered by solar for our lights and computers. We also use locally sourced products and recycle office coffee grinds for compost and mulching. Additionally, our website is hosted on servers based in South Africa, reducing our carbon footprint further.

Committed to Reuse and Recycling:

At Quaffee, we also strive to reduce, reuse, and recycle in our day-to-day operations. We take our commitment to the environment seriously, so we only use paper that’s at least 50% recycled for our paperwork. Whenever we print pamphlets, we choose paper with a low carbon footprint. And our coffee storage bins? They’re made from recycled plastics, too. It’s our way of doing our part for the planet.

We make sure our coffee bags are not just recyclable (type 4), but also designed for reuse and keep the quality coffee at blind tasting approved standard. Bring them back to us or use them for other storage needs. And, if you bring your own packaging, we’ll even reward you with 10% more coffee for free, for reducing waste.

At Quaffee, our employees lead by example, making conscious efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle in their personal lives too. Join us in our mission to create a more sustainable future.

Leading by Example:

Reduction, reuse, and recycling of waste are encouraged among all employees of Quaffee as part of aligning with the company’s values and mission to promote sustainability.

Easy Recycling

Our head office is based in Constantia; however, the council has no a recycling policy in place in Constantia. Because of this, we use a third party to do our recycling, easy recycling.

Sustainability: a core foundation

At Quaffee, we believe in promoting real sustainability. From seed to cup, we focus on preserving the environment and offering fair compensation for everyone involved in the coffee journey. This includes planting the seed, nurturing the seedling, caring for the tree, harvesting, milling, packaging, transporting, and roasting.

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