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Sustainable Bags

49th Parallel is proud to announce that we have made the switch to sustainable packaging for all of our 12oz coffee bags.

With the help of our partners at PBI we are now using their Biotre™ 2.0 technology to reduce the environmental impact of our coffee bags.

We are glad to know we will contribute less waste to landfills, while still providing fresh, delicious coffee to our customers.

We hope you will love them, too!


What is Biotre™ 2.0?

- Outer layer consists of cellulose from wood pulp.

- Natural Kraft paper on the outside make up 60% of the material by weight and break down into healthy compost in 12 weeks.

- Inner layer consists of 100% plant-based, renewable resources (i.e. cane sugar).


Waste Reduction:

Biotre® can reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in waste disposal because 60% can break down naturally in a relatively short period of time.


Climate Change:

The plant-based components that go into Biotre® (wood pulp & for Biotre® 2.0 sugar cane) absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used to make our Biotre® packaging.


Natural Resources:

Biotre® preserves our natural resources by reducing the use of finite fossil fuel and mineral resources.

While most barrier packaging is made from almost exclusively petroleum based plastics or aluminum foil, Biotre® film layers consist of 60% to nearly 100% renewable plants.