Our OneCup pods are BPI certified compostable in a commercial or industrial composting facility. As not all composting facilities are considered commercial/industrial, please contact your local composting facility to confirm they accept BPI certified materials. For a list of composters in your area, please visit: www.FindAComposter.com
Unfortunately, if you do not a have a commercial composter in your area, you can throw your pods in the garbage.
Unfortunately, no they are not. As our pods are made of a combination of plant based materials, they are certified commercially compostable, versus recyclable.
Our pods our BPI certified commercially compostable, versus home compostable. This means they would need to be composted at an industrial composting facility. We are, however, actively working on our home composability certification, so stay tuned!
Our OneCup pods are made entirely of plant-based compostable materials.
Yes, the bag is also BPI certified commercially compostable.
Commercially compostable means that with the right balance of heat, moisture, and oxygen, plant based materials will safely compose to nourish the earth. This balance is assured by commercial or industrial composting facilities.
Commercially compostable products require a commercial/industrial composting facility for break-down, whereas home compostable products will degrade in your home compost pile.
Our pods are made entirely of cellulose (paper/fiber/tree materials) and plant based resources such as canola seeds, cornstarch, cassava, sugar cane, beets, etc.
Yes, our pods are BPI certified compostable in an industrial composting facility.
We do not suggest our pods will breakdown in a landfill. Our certification requires our pods break down under commercial/industrial composting conditions.
Our pods comply with the BPI certification requiring 90% breakdown of the materials within 84 days or less, as defined in the ASTM D6400 standard industrial/commercial composting conditions.
Our pods are BPI certified commercially compostable, versus “biodegradable”.
The components of our OneCups are made up of cellulose (paper/fiber/tree materials) and other materials derived from plants such as canola seeds, cornstarch, cassava, sugar cane, beets, etc. All components are food grade and designed for use as food packaging. They do not contain any of the major food allergens listed by the FDA (such as milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans).
Most of the coffee we produce is Kosher Certified except for any item labeled “Wine Barrel Aged.” Please note that at this time, only our 3lb non flavored bags of coffee are Passover approved. If you'd like to learn more about our coffee and which items are Kosher please reach out to our customer service team at Service@sfbaycoffee.com
Today: Commercially Compostable
The Future: Home Compostable
Commercially compostable means that our OneCups must be brought to a commercial composting site in order to breakdown. This is due to the current, non-woven filter material in our OneCups which breaks down better in a commercial composting facility. The compost materials require the correct elements, constant maneuvering and aerating to create the perfect high heat environment. These conditions are what is required to break down the non-woven filter material.
Our Research & Development team is actively working to make all of our packaging home compostable. This would mean that our customers can throw their waste into a home compost pile in their own backyard. To do this, we have condensed all of our 3lb bags to 2lb bags because the compostable packaging is not as sturdy as traditional packaging. Our goal is to make home compostability more accessible to our consumers so we can all help better the planet.