NKG and GrainPro collaborate on coffee bean liner recycling scheme

Coffee roasters and green buyers now have the option to participate in recycling GrainPro hermetic bags, TranSafeliners and other liners used in the chemical-free preservation of premium coffee beans.

This important work is being made possible through cooperation from Continental Terminals, a third-generation, family-owned warehousing company that has been a partner in the coffee value chain for more than 50 years.

US-based roasters can now send their used liners to Continental Terminals locations in Keasbey, NJ, or Alameda, California, via their preferred service (USPS, FedEx, UPS or DHL) or by personal delivery. Once the bags reach a Continental Terminals warehouse, they’ll be prepared to continue their journey to a unique recycling facility.

How it works

Participation is simple:

  • Begin by emailing [email protected] saying you’ll be sending bags; an automatic response will offer helpful details and answers to FAQs.
  • Next, put clean, empty bags in a box or GrainPro bag; adhere a label addressed to a Continental Terminals location; and apply postage. OR: Bring the bags to one of the warehouse addresses during a coffee pickup.

The warehouse addresses are:

CTI Annex                                        CTI NJ300 Mitchell Ave                            300 Mac LaneAlameda, CA 94501                       Keasbey, NJ 08832

“It’s our goal to be a responsible partner and leader in the green coffee industry, which means guiding the way toward improved sustainability,” said Nicolas Rueda, CEO of Neumann Gruppe USA. “We’re delighted to encourage the success of this effort by communicating its availability to our clients and networks.”

Neumann Gruppe USA (NGUS) represents InterAmerican Coffee, Rothfos Corporation and Atlas Coffee Importers, the three US-based import companies of Neumann Kaffee Gruppe. The NGUS companies have long-established relationships with roasters of every size and need across North America, as well as decades-old relationships with coffee producers, cooperatives and associations. Prioritising the future of coffee — via the social, environmental and economic factors impacting it — works in service of NGUS clients on both ends of the supply chain, as well as the NGUS vision to lead with responsibility, respect and an unwavering dedication to the product and people elevated through its best work.

In the near future, GrainPro and Neumann Gruppe USA plan to expand their partnership to similar collection efforts across Europe.

Without question, improving sustainability will require industry-wide approaches and collaborations. GrainPro and Neumann Gruppe USA are hopeful that coffee roasters — true to their passion for coffee and commitment to the environment — will agree to be the essential additional collaborators in this effort and take this powerful step toward a more sustainable tomorrow.

To learn more, please visit grainpro.com.

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