Canadian company creates first 100% compostable K-cup
CALGARY – A Toronto-based coffee company claims to have created the world’s first 100% compostable coffee pod.
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.”
The product was developed in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC).