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Here at Cameron’s Coffee, we stand for better taste with less waste. We are devoted to giving you a great cup of coffee, while also doing our best to fulfill our mission of making every day brighter for you, our farmers, and our environment. Social responsibility is important to all of us at Cameron’s Coffee, so we thought it was time to update you on what innovative changes we’ve made to reduce our waste, so that we can better care for our environment.

We try to do the right thing as it relates to minimizing our footprint and making the world a little brighter. While you know that Cameron’s Coffee works to reduce our waste by using recyclable packaging materials and making 100% compostable* EcoPods, you may not know how hard we’re working to partner with local composting facilities to reduce the waste we have at our facility and to make composting our EcoPods, easier than ever.

One way we have reduced our waste is by composting our coffee bean chaff. You may be asking yourself, “What’s coffee chaff?”. Chaff is an organic waste product created from roasting the coffee beans. While companies may throw their chaff away, we have partnered with a nearby composting facility, SMSC Organics Recycling Facility, to collect our excess chaff. Rather than having the chaff end up in a landfill, SMSC is repurposing this byproduct and turning it into fertilizer!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with SMSC Organics Recycling Facility. Not only are we composting our chaff with them, we also began composting our used EcoPods. And as an added bonus, they a short 2.9 mile drive from our facility! SMSC gladly takes in both commercial and residential compostable* items. Beyond your own wood, yard waste and source-separated organics, we are so happy to share that they’ve agreed to take in YOUR used Cameron’s Coffee EcoPods!

We support the growth and expansion of local composting facilities and want to make it as easy as possible to find a compost facility near you. In the next few months, we will be working behind the scenes to come up with an extensive list of facilities across the U.S. that will accept your used EcoPods.

We’ll continue to share details on how our compost outreach project is going.

Stay tuned for more blog posts to come!

*Compostable in industrial facilities. Check locally, as these do not exist in many communities. No current certification for backyard composting.