Industrially Compostable Pods
Material: 100% natural biomass resin, which is a mixture of plant-based products
Certification: Industrially compostable certified to European standards (pending Australian certification).
Lid: Aluminium foil to keep the coffee tasting fresh (recyclable)
Breakdown duration: 90 days (in industrial composting facility)
INDUSTRIAL COMPOST DISPOSAL
Check with your local council to see if they have a commercial composting facility. If they do, simply remove the lid of your pod and throw them into your green waste bin where they’ll be taken to an industrial composting facility. Here, they will be exposed to high temperatures, different bacteria and also aerate the materials for sufficient oxidization in order for them to break down in approximately 90 days.
You can then collect the foil lids and recycle them. Roll a heap of lids together into a golf-sized ball as recycling systems don't pick up anything smaller than a bottle cap.
Whilst not ideal our compostable pods can also go straight into your general waste where they will go to landfill.
WHAT ABOUT OUR COMPOSTABLE POUCH AND BOX?
Our Nespresso®* OriginalLine compatible pods are packed in a home compostable pouch. You can throw it into your home compost, green waste bin (if your local council uses industrial composting facilities), or you can take it to your local community compost heap. If it ends up in landfill, it will still break down at an accelerated rate, just not as quickly as it would in compost.
The packaging is made from standard cardboard, so you're fine to throw it straight into your recycling bin.