Merlo Blue goes Green
Join us in our war on waste
We’ve teamed up with BioPak – global leaders in the production of environmentally-sustainable packaging – on a crusade to keep more than 3 million Merlo takeaway cups out of landfill, by introducing fully compostable, eco-friendly packaging for our customers.
Now, you can do something good for the earth by dropping a Merlo BioCup in our collection bins outside any Merlo Coffee store. These cups and lids will be combined with Merlo’s coffee grounds, food scraps and packaging and within eight days will be transformed into organic compost.
How does it work?
Organic waste bin
All cups, lids, coffee grounds, food scraps and compostable packaging go into our in-store organic waste bins.
These bins are collected weekly from Merlo Coffee stores across South East Queensland and in Melbourne.
The organic waste is processed in a commercial composting facility into nutrient rich compost in less than 12 weeks.
Doing our part
Both our Eagle Farm and Bowen Hills warehouses have solar panels installed to offset the large amount of electricity used to power our roasting machines.
The husks from our roasters are compacted into pellets which can be used in the garden, as a fire starter or in worm farms.
How you can help
We encourage the use of a reusable cup for takeaway coffees. Buy one from us and we’ll give your first coffee free and a discount for every coffee in your cup after that!
Bring your clean coffee tin or bag (valve intact) back in for a refill and we’ll give you a $1 discount.
We encourage the use of coffee grounds in garden beds and compost bins. Bring in a reusable container to collect some from a store today.
BioCups from BioPak are the first and only products of their kind to be certified carbon neutral, B Corp, and commercially compostable to AS4736 standards in Australia and New Zealand.
From June 20 - July 21, Merlo Coffee have made the below positive contributions by partnering with BioPak to replace conventional foodservice packaging.
OFFSET 1,272,746 KG OF CARBON
That's equivalent to driving 4,791,397 km in a new car. Reducing carbon emissions mitigates climate change.
AVOIDED 43,732 KG OF PLASTIC
Choosing more sustainable alternatives to finite fossil-based plastics helps fight and reduce plastic pollution.
PLANTED 116 TREES
By supporting Rainforest Rescue & Greenfleet with their tree planting and environmental restoration initiatives.