Why Our Pods Are The Best For The Environment

We at Volcano are super-excited to be leading the way in the UK by developing 100% biodegradable and fully compostable pods.

But why is this so important to us?

Well, we all know that coffee pods have many advantages, including convenience and consistency. However, they have one major drawback: their environmental impact, and that’s something that’s been frustrating us here at Volcano. Plastic pods take a ridiculous 500 years to degrade, while aluminium pods aren’t much better, taking around 150 years! Most recyclable pods are a mix of plastic and aluminium, combined with the dregs of the coffee, which means that most recycling plants won’t accept them unless they are first completely disassembled and washed. Too few of us have time to do that.

None of this sits well with our core belief of sustainability, which is why we’re proud to use pods which are not only 100% biodegradable, but are also fully bio-based compostable as well. This means that you can put Volcano’s pods into your compost bin at home or into your Council’s green waste collection scheme or indeed your standard rubbish bin, safe in the knowledge that within 150 days, the pod will have completely disintegrated.