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Canadian company creates first 100% compostable K-cup

PurPod100 in production. CNW Group/Club Coffee

CALGARY – A Toronto-based coffee company claims to have created the world’s first 100% compostable coffee pod.

Club Coffee’s PurPod100 is certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) in New York, and is compatible with most Keurig-style brewing systems, including Keurig 2.0.

Certification by the BPI means that the coffee pod breaks down fully in large-scale commercial composting processes.

“Club Coffee is the first manufacturer to earn BPI certification for single-serve pods,” said BPI Executive Director Rhodes Yepsen in a news release.

Club Coffee CEO John Pigott said the external certification tells consumers it’s one way to battle against the environmental impact associated with single-serve coffee.

“Some pods claim to be partially biodegradable, while others tout some recyclability – but none of those claims are backed by independent third-party validation.”

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The product was developed in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC).

PurPod100. CNW Group/Club Coffee

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