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Melitta® Launches New Packaging for Cone Coffee Filters, Featuring Forest Stewardship Council® and Biodegradable Products Institute® Product Certifications

Melitta, the global leader in all aspects of coffee preparation, announces its new cone filter certifications and packaging. With a strong focus on environmental stewardship, Melitta has obtained two prestigious certifications, the Biodegradable Products Institute® (BPI) certification and the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)® certification, both contributing to the brand’s ongoing sustainability efforts in the coffee industry. Additionally, all packaging for Melitta cone filter boxes is made with 100% Recycled Paperboard. These certifications coupled with Melitta’s long standing partnership with American Forests® highlight the brand’s commitment to decisions that support the environment and future generations.

With a strong focus on environmental stewardship, Melitta has obtained two prestigious certifications both contributing to the brand’s ongoing sustainability efforts in the coffee industry. (Photo: Business Wire)The BPI certification confirms that the Melitta Cone Coffee Filters are crafted using materials that are compostable in commercial facilities that accept compostable products. By choosing these filters, coffee lovers can now relish their favorite brew while actively participating in efforts to reduce waste and protect our planet.

In addition, Melitta is proud to highlight its partnership with the Forest Stewardship Council. The FSC certification ensures that the paper used in the Melitta Cone Coffee Filters is sourced from responsibly managed forests. By prioritizing sustainable forestry practices, Melitta contributes to the preservation of ecosystems and the livelihoods of local communities.

The introduction of these new sustainable certifications aligns with Melitta’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and its dedication to providing eco-friendly solutions. By opting for the Melitta Cone Coffee Filter, consumers can take an essential step towards a greener and more sustainable coffee experience.

As part of its creation of environmentally conscious products and packaging, Melitta has worked to incorporate eco-friendly practices throughout its operations. The brand’s coffee roasting facility in Cherry Hill, New Jersey has been run by solar panels since 2017, which produce 563,385 kilowatts of clean energy annually – an estimated annual environmental benefit equivalent to the planting of 50,942 trees, the conservation of 367,425 gallons of water and the removal of 1,017,767 pounds of CO2 from the earth’s atmosphere.

“As a brand dedicated to sustainability as one of our guiding values, we continue to innovate within our supply chain to align with stringent global standards set by organizations like the FSC and BPI,” said Donna Gray, Sustainability Director at Melitta. “Paired with corporate volunteerism and giving back through our partners, our commitment is to work towards the pursuit for better coffee and a better planet.”

Throughout its more than 20-year partnership with American Forests, Melitta has planted over 600,000 trees in landscapes across the country, making a substantial difference for wildlife, people and the environment. Melitta’s newly unveiled “One Million Tree Challenge” is another remarkable initiative. In this challenge, the brand pledges to match every tree donation made on the Melitta website until its goal of planting one million trees is achieved. 600,000 trees have helped restore an estimated 1,500 acres of forest. By the time they are fifty years old, these forests will have stored an estimated 174,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent in their roots, stems and trunks. This is equivalent to the emissions from burning 19,579,161 gallons of gasoline or emissions from 21,930 homes’ energy use for one year.

The new Melitta Cone Coffee Filter packaging with BPI and FSC certifications is appearing in stores nationwide. To learn more about Melitta’s pursuit for better coffee and a better planet, visit For more information on the brand’s global sustainability initiatives, visit

About the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) FSC is the most rigorous international standard for responsible forestry. FSC-certified forests conserve biological diversity, water resources and crucial ecosystems. The FSC standard also upholds worker rights and supports economic prosperity in surrounding communities. The FSC Chain of Custody certification ensures that certified wood products are tracked from forest to final product (and if applicable, that qualified recycled materials are used), adding legitimacy to the FSC claim throughout the supply chain.

About Melitta North America For more than one hundred years, Melitta has dedicated itself to providing the ultimate coffee experience with its premium line of coffee, coffee filters and high-quality coffeemakers, bringing European indulgence to life. The company was founded in 1908 by Melitta Bentz, after receiving a patent for her coffee filtering system consisting of a filter and filtration paper. The filter system was the first to successfully remove coffee residue in the brewing process, revolutionizing the way coffee was made. Melitta North America, Inc., part of the privately held Melitta Group in Minden, Germany, is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Melitta USA—a division of Melitta North America—produces coffee, filters in North America, and markets the line in the U.S.

Publication date: 01/02/2024

Author: Marion Kupfer

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