Just take a look at the contents of an ordinary supermarket! It's not surprising that the World Economic Forum warns that there'll be more plastic than fish in waters by 2050. From java bags into cheese wrappers, beverage and food packaging is a major contributor to plastic contamination. Scientists warn the proliferation of plastics in the environment is creating a variety of health and environmental problems. Some businesses have started to recognize the need --- we at Moving Beans have!
Nestlé quotes that it produced about 1.5 million tons of plastic in 2018. In April 2018, Nestlé promised to create 100 percent of the packaging which will be reusable or recyclable by 2025. Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said in the announcement, "Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues that the world is facing now. Tackling it requires a collective strategy. We're devoted to finding improved solutions to cut back, re-use, and recycle." Recently, the business began to remove all of plastic straws in their merchandise. The recently established Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences directs the creation and test of new sustainable packing.
Then there is Loop, a subscription house delivery agency for household goods and foods with reusable packaging. Spearheaded by TerraCycle, it sends things to the customer's front door in customized, lasting packaging that is subsequently collected, cleaned, refilled, and re-used. Nestlé will participate in the project through its new Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream at New York City, thus linking other consumer products producers like Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, and Mondelēz International.
In the light of above, a number of public laws are currently taking measures to reduce plastic waste. That the European Parliament voted for a ban of 10 different plastics that were single-use by 2020. By 2025, the proposal mandates a 25% decrease of plastics for that there is no current alternative that is practical and that 90 percent of beverage bottles would probably be recycled.
It is essential to remember that biodegradable materials will not break in landfills, the compostable element is truly important. We at Moving Beans have hence put a lot of effort to have our amazing coffee product compostable, and not only biodegradable.
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Originally published at the end of March 2020 in published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, a new strain of bacteria has been identified which is able to withstand harsh conditions, such as high temperatures or acidic environments, and is able to “eat” plastic. Yes, you read that correctly. This new strain of bacteria is able to feed on toxic plastic and, rather unusually, uses it as food to power the entire process.
Our third and final blog about our single origin coffees is on our new addition, the Indonesian Single Origin. As with the last two single origins, we did some long tasting sessions among the co-founders of Moving Beans and finally settled for the following description: cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate. These are tastes we experienced at different times of consumption, i.e. the first impression, mid palate and the long-lasting taste.
Our second blog about our coffees is on our Kenyan Single Origin coffee. Again, we did some long tasting sessions among the co-founders of Moving Beans and finally settled for the following description: bright citrus / bergamot, lemongrass and rich berries. These are tastes we experienced at different times of consumption, i.e. the first impression, mid palate and the long-lasting taste.