When it comes to our environmental impact, we know that small changes can make a big difference. Take changing to compostable coffee pods for example...
Coffee pod technology has made drinking great coffee at home even easier. Over 300,000,000 cups were made with pod machines in the UK last year, but did you know nearly 95% of these aluminium and plastic pods ended up straight in landfill?
Your coffee pods can take over 500 years to break down if you just throw them in the bin. We have something better....
Our pods not only have a long shelf life, but will also break down into nutrient-rich fertiliser in just 90 days.
All you have to do is place them in your local authority food-waste collection bin after use.
What are eco coffee pods made of?
The capsules, lids and bag packaging we use are made of a plant-based cornstarch bio-plastic. This material guarantees our pods an unlimited shelf life while preserving the exceptional taste of our award-winning coffee, and after use can be industrially composted with your food waste.
What is industrial composting?
After you’ve made your coffee, all you have to do is place the used capsule in your local authority food-waste collection bin to be taken to your nearest industrial composting plant.
Industrial composting systems balance microbes, moisture and warmth to break food waste and biodegradable packaging into water, carbon dioxide and biomass, which can be used by farmers as high-quality fertiliser.
Can I compost them at home instead?
Not all compostable materials are suitable for home composting. Plant-based bio-plastics are tough enough to guarantee an unlimited shelf life and require a more intense climate to break down than can be created in a home composting system.
Browse our Great Taste award winning, fully compostable, Nespresso compatible eco coffee pods