Austin, Texas-based ePac Flexible Packaging has announced a partnership with Project Waterfall, a charity in the coffee sector.
It will donate 2 percent of its global coffee product sales in 2023. The proceeds will be used to help coffee-growing communities across the world with clean water, sanitation and education.
“[The company’s] mission has been, from the very beginning, to support and add value within our respective communities,” said Paul Rason, head of the coffee segment.
“The partnership with Project Waterfall is our first community program dedicated to the coffee industry, and it provides us with an opportunity to help bring an end to the water crisis in coffee-growing regions around the world. Working with the Project Waterfall team, we’ll start with the Berbere Project in Ethiopia, a country that many consider to be the birthplace of coffee. We see this as a long-term partnership and we’re looking forward to getting started.”
Rebecca Hodgson, director of Project Waterfall, added, “We are delighted to welcome ePac on board as an official partner for Project Waterfall. Our work to bring clean drinking water, sanitation and education to coffee growing communities is only possible due to the incredible companies in the industry like ePac who commit to giving back and making an impact. We are excited to see this partnership grow and change many lives as a result.’
ePac Flexible Packaging will launch a new flat bottom product in 2023 in partnership with pouch equipment manufacturer, Totani, adding to its line of flexible pouch offerings for the industry.
“We were asked by our customers to provide the flat bottom line to our existing product portfolio, and we listened to their needs,” said Virag Patel, head of operations for ePac. “We are totally committed to the Industry and we will continue to innovate and drive value for our speciality coffee customers.”
The company is a flexible packaging provider, serving brands of all sizes across the globe. Founded in 2016, ePac began with a single plant in Madison, Wisconsin, serving predominantly community-based small and medium sized brands. Today, through ePacONE (One Network Everywhere), ePac provides brands the ability to produce any size order in its 23 facilities across the globe.