Melitta North America Initiatives

Obligation & Opportunity

We regard sustainability not just as an obligation but as an opportunity. We want to use our products and our expertise to allow our customers, partners and employees to make sustainability a key element in their everyday decision making.

Dedicated To Future Generations

  • Our cone coffee filters are made using FSC-certified pulp, the mark of responsible forestry
  • 20-year partnership with American Forests, planting over 600,000+ trees
  • Our cone coffee filters are certified compostable* by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
  • Chlorine Free**
  • Bamboo filters use 40% bamboo pulp, a naturally renewing resource
  • Cone coffee filter packaging utilizes recycled paperboard
Compostable Filters American Forests Clorine Free 100% Recycled Paperboard Sustainably Grown Certified FSC

*Coffee Filters are Commercially Compostable. Facilities may not exist in your area. These filters meet ASTM D6868 requirements. **Natural Brown and Bamboo Cone Filters are 100% Chlorine and Bleach Free. White Cone Filters are Elemental Chlorine Free.

Production Facility

Our coffee plant in Cherry Hill, NJ produces 20% of our electricity using solar panels. This equates to an estimated annual environmental benefit equal to:

Trees Planted: 50,942
Gallons of Water Conserved: 367,425
Pounds of CO2 Removed: 1,017,767

Melitta in the Community

Melitta North America is very active in the communities in which we live and work. We support many organizations through our employees. We will reach out to our employees first and see where they are donating their time.

Our support comes in various forms. We generally try to donate coffee to many organizations to support their fundraising efforts. This can be a sampling event or a food tasting or a gift basket auction item.

On a limited basis we do support events through traditional sponsorships for nonprofit groups. We often send coffee and personal coffeemakers to the troops. Some of the organizations that we have supported in the past are Hospice, University of South Florida, Lowry Park Zoo, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Salvation Army, and many others.