Industrial Compostable & Biodegradable Capsule Range
Now you can enjoy your daily caffeine fix with the ease and convenience of a pod in a more sustainable format. Using certified UTZ coffee, our capsules not only taste great, but also allow us to fund projects that empower coffee growing communities at origin. Now that's coffee with a conscience! We have a biodegradable and industrial compostable pod to suit both Nespresso®* and Lavazza A Modo Mio®* coffee systems.
Compostable & biodegradable coffee pods
The entire St Remio capsule, including the lid, are both biodegradable and compostable. You don’t need to remove the lid, or separate the grounds from the capsule. The entire range is made from bio-based materials and hermetically sealed, meaning you can enjoy fresh and delicious coffee from biodegradable coffee pods that will break down in an industrial composting facility. The outcome is a more sustainable coffee pod option.
Made from renewable resources
Our range of industrial compostable Nespresso®* and Lavazza A Modo Mio®* compatible capsules are derived from corn and are free from all genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They are also free from aluminium and petroleum based plastics. The ranges have been certified by TUV as industrial compostable, giving you the option of a more sustainable coffee pod. Enjoy all of your favourite blends and flavours from the strong and bold Supreme to the roasted almond notes of our Intense blend.
Breaks down in industrial composting facility
Our range of compostable coffee pods have been rigorously tested and are TUV Certified (EN13432). This means: "Product certification guarantees that not only the plastic is compostable but also all other components of the product, e.g. colours, labels, glues and – in case of packaging products – residuals of the content." Source European Bioplastics.
To receive this level of certification, it requires both of the capsules to undergo the following tests:
Biodegradation- The process where organic substances are decomposed by micro-organisms.
Ecotoxiticy - Undergo tests to ensure the pod does not leave behind toxic traces that are harmful to the environment.
Disintegration - To understand how the pod breaks down.
Heavy metals content
The OK Compost certification means the capsule can be industrially composted and will break down at temperatures of 60 degrees and over. The process of industrial composting, requires a mix of heat, aeration, moisture, micro-organisms and regulated pH levels to allow the capsule to break down. The end result is nutrient rich soil that can be used for gardens.
Please check your local council for their organic waste regulations. If your council does not have a green waste bin, they can be disposed of in the normal waste. Given the pods are also biodegradable, they will break down in landfill over time.
Please note: These pods are not designed for home composting.