Compostable Coffee Pods on Track for Toronto Approval
Club Coffee’s presentations to the Committee enabled it to clarify information about PurPod100 including:
It breaks down entirely in as little as five weeks in managed aerobic composting systems designed to produce high-quality compost;
It breaks down at rates comparable to most food waste and faster than bones, fruit pits and other commonly accepted food wastes;
It contains 90% coffee by weight, with diversion of this nitrogen-rich food from landfills and the recycling stream supporting achievement of waste diversion and greenhouse-gas targets;
It has been approved for food/organic waste programs in Canada and the United States; and
It is the first single serve pod to be certified 100% compostable under the independent Biodegradable Products Institute Compostable Logo program.
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