Alliant Coffee Solutions has developed new compostable coffee pods for its Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf range of soft coffee pods.
Made from a soft biodegradable film, the pods can be thrown directly into a compost bin where there they will decompose naturally in a number of months.
According to Alliant, some biodegradable materials take several years to completely degrade, but the compostable material present in the new soft pods will naturally break down into a nutrient-rich mixture within one to four months.
The soft pod also helps to keep each pod free from oxygen degradation, preserving the quality of the coffee inside.
Chris Taffera, director of operations at Alliant said: “We have been committed to providing highly sustainable product packaging for many years.
“We are thrilled to reveal our latest compostable pods for the Coffee Bean brand.
“Office coffee customers have been very interested in environmentally friendly packaging and we will continue to innovate all of our products to meet their desires and the needs of our earth.”
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