Steeped Bags / Inner Filter (Compostable and non-GMO): Steeped strives to use materials that are all sustainable and plant-based. Steeped's Full Immersion Filters are a unique construction made using food-grade renewable plant-based materials. The feedstock for this material is also non-GMO. The material is a custom hybrid filter made to work specifically for the Steeped Method. These filters allow for optimal water flow in, with maximum flavor out. Steeped Bags that are made using a renewable, plant-based, non-GMO, certified commercially compostable material, which includes the filter, string, and tab.
Steeped Packs / Outer Film (Fully Compostable and Made Using Renewable Materials): Steeped Packs are made using our innovative film that are Fully Compostable and made using renewable materials. Each pack is printed with no toxic VOCs. Steeped, Inc. received the award for Best New Product in Packaging from SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) for this groundbreaking material that is helping progress the sustainable flexible packaging movement.
Steeped Retail Cartons: Steeped Coffee retail cartons are fully recyclable and made using 100% recycled materials with a minimum of 85% usage of post-consumer materials or recycled fiber (with no virgin materials used).
Each element of our packaging is utilizing every known innovation that we are aware of, while also preserving our coffee's quality and freshness. We continue to learn, innovate, and improve our materials as a top priority (not an afterthought). You can be assured that we are already working on our next innovation and that we'll keep doing our best — so by all means leave just your 'actual' footprints wherever your journey takes you.
Compostable means that a product is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a compost environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil. The certification is for commercial/industrial/municipal compostable facilities, which are places where the perfect balance of heat, moisture, and oxygen is created to break down organic and plant-based materials.
We are proud to have the entire Steeped Coffee Single-Serve Method certified compostable through ASTM D6400 and D6868 standards intended for commercially/industrial/municipal composting facilities, but our work is not done. For adequate composting facilities, please check in your local areas for availability as these do not exist in all communities.
Even though various elements of the outer Steeped Packaging are home compostable, the entire structure is solely certified for industrial compostability and has not been tested or certified for backyard home composting. Steeped also is focused on optimizing and increasing renewable materials, derived from plant-based sources, that come from the earth and return to the earth. Although we’ve made incredible progress with our Guilt-Free Packaging, Steeped will continuously work to improve all materials for renewability, compostability, material weight reductions, and supply chain localization. Excited for all the big things ahead.