What has been done... and what we are doing
January 04, 2024

COFFEE

At FiXX, we never want surplus unused coffee, but if it happens, we 

partner with FoodCloud. This Dublin-based organisation aims to reduce food waste. They connect businesses which have surplus food with charities and community groups that need it. FiXX have been supporting them since they began in 2012.

 

 

COFFEE PACKAGING

All wholesale trade packaging is made from recycled material. All our 1kg & 250g bags are made from recycled material. All labels used on 250g retail bags and our e-commerce boxes are made from recycled paper and use only eco-friendly inks and glues that are biodegradable.

Our range of FiXX Capsules are fully biodegradable and compostable, and the outer box is created from recycled cardboard. The hessian jute bags our green beans are supplied in are recycled and used to produce carpet underlay.

 

 

COFFEE CUPS

  • FiXX takeaway coffee cups use reCup® technology. In production since 2017, this revolutionary design uses a highly mineralised resin instead of plastic, Polyethene. ReCup® products suit how waste is collected and processed in Ireland and are compatible with green or brown bins. (You can find out more in this blog)
  • To complement this, our lids are created using CPLA, a plant-based renewable material. These, too, are both easily recycled or composted. 
  • Our FiXX Keep Cups are an excellent solution for reducing the reliance on single-use cups (click here to see our range)

 

We look forward to seeing how the cup levy in Ireland is both implemented and policed and believe if done well, it has the potential to change our habits for the better. 

 

  

CLEANING MATERIAL

Keeping and maintaining an espresso machine is a vital step in coffee service. But you don't need chemical-based products that cost the earth. 

That's why we use Puly Caff's Verde range of cleaning products. Both in-house and for our clients. This cleaning powder is 100% Organic, and all 

packaging is either fully recycled or recyclable. (click here to see the range)

 

  

BARISTA CLEANING SESSIONS

To avoid unnecessary milk waste during barista training, we use BCB. A 

non-toxic, non-consumable, food-safe formula for barista training that 

perfectly replicates milk when frothed. One refillable 30ml bottle of this fantastic product can replace up to 20ltr of milk! Finally, it is a way to perfect your latte art without the guilt of wasting milk and money. Click here to see the product.

 

 

OFFICE & WAREHOUSE

  • General packagingSince 2014, all our outer shipping boxes, both wholesale and e-commerce, have been made from recycled cardboard. 
  • Stationery supplies: Our masking tapes, paper, printed marketing materials and inks are all recycled or plant-based where possible.  
  • Our lighting is LED sensor lighting. 
  • Our coffee equipment is always on eco mode.
  • Our water is filtered at the source (good for excellent tasting coffee!)
  • Our cleaning materials are certified organic where possible.

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