Torque aims to get to Carbon Beautiful by Reducing & Reusing
Out of the three R's we all learned (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) Reduce is the most impactful and the hardest.
Reduce to Torque is focused on making seemingly small changes to both use less and to reduce waste. Reduce refers to the reduction of harmful, wasteful, and non-recyclable materials so you can save more money, which also benefits the environment. When you lessen the amount of these materials, especially non-recyclables, less of it goes in the garbage.
We are determined to continuously reduce our use of 'one-time use' items, and focus on finding creative ways to make that happen. A simple hack we are using: We don't put stickers on our bags. Not only are most stickers not made with recycled material (nor recyclable), they are also not compostable and made with lots of plastics. So we designed our packaging to not need stickers on the coffee bag. We also do not use any packing tape on any packages. Zero waste.
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The key to destroying less is focusing on the reduce and reuse portion.
Torque has partnered with a truly innovative company called Boox to change the way shipping boxes are done. Instead of shipping in a cardboard box (an eco-logical disaster no matter how much recycled material it has in it.) Every Torque Coffee Drop is dispatch to you in a 100% recycled re-useable shipping box. Shipping in disposable boxes and poly bags creates a massive pile of boxes, and a ton of waste for the planet.
Boox is designed to be shipped, returned, then reused over and over again. This means no more breaking down boxes, hoping they get recycled, and a cleaner environment for everyone.
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Boox brings circularity to e-commerce. Now when someone buys something on your site, you can ship it in a lovable, reusable Boox box. The planet will thank you.
All packaging materials that Torque uses are fully compostable at home. Not in some fantasy of 'commercial composting', but just good old fashioned home composting.
We have partnered with noissue as part of the Eco Alliance. We use their amazing tissues, stickers and shipping labels.
noissue Tissue (stickers & labels too) is printed with soy-based inks, on FSC-certified paper, and is Acid, sulphur, and lignin-free. noissue Tissue is 100% Compostable, Recyclable, and made from recycled materials.
To be certified home compostable, a product must break down in home compost within 180 days and 90 days in commercial composting conditions.
The Eco-Alliance is a growing community of businesses, makers, and brands who choose to utilize sustainable packaging and are committed to being better together. For every order placed, we plant trees in areas in need of reforestation. Membership within the community acknowledges this commitment and can be shared with customers through our Eco-Alliance badge.
Torque has partnered with Shopify to offset the carbon of your Torque Coffee Drop.
Many everyday activities produce carbon. The electricity you use, the miles you drive, the shipments you send to customers—almost every routine activity produces a measurable carbon footprint.
And while it's not always possible to do these activities without producing carbon emissions, it is possible to offset those emissions through a variety of accredited projects and initiatives.