We are committed to providing our customers with 100% recyclable materials! To this end, we use a natural Kraft paper, lined with glassine (just as recyclable as Kraft paper or cardboard). The entire bag is recyclable, unless the glassine is very oily! If the glassine is oily, simply pull it out, and throw the paper in the recycling. The bags are also fully compostable: try shredding them and throwing them in with your compost! Our steel cans are made of recycled steel and can be reused or recycled. We ship your order in cardboard boxes made with recycled content, and use unused local newspapers to keep your coffee from shifting during shipping. We are committed to a quality product, which we believe must include how we choose to package it!