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OneCUP™ Compostable Coffee Pods

Our OneCUP™ pods are made from plant-based compostable materials. These OneCUP pods are commercially compostable, which means that with the right balance of heat, moisture and oxygen, they will safely decompose to nourish the soil. 

FAQs:

Where can I compost your pods?

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 that they accept BPI certified materials. For a list of composters in your area, please visit www.FindAComposter.com.

If I don’t have any commercial composting facilities in may area, how should I dispose of your pods?

If you do not a have a commercial composter in your area, please dispose of your used pods in the garbage.

Are your pods recyclable?

Unfortunately, they are not recyclable. Because our pods are made of a combination of plant-based materials, they are certified commercially compostable but not recyclable.

Are your pods home compostable?

Our pods our BPI® certified commercially compostable, which means they can be composted at an industrial composting facility. However, we are actively working on our home compostable certification, so stay tuned!

Are your pods made of plastic?

Our OneCUP™ pods are made of plant-based, sustainable, compostable materials. All materials that can be molded by the application of heat are technically plastic, but we use only renewable plastics and do not use any petrochemical plastics.

Is the bag that the pods come in compostable as well?

Yes, the bag is also BPI® certified commercially compostable.

What does “commercially compostable” mean?

Commercially compostable products require a commercial/industrial composting facility for breakdown, whereas home compostable products will appropriately degrade in your home compost pile.

What’s the difference between “commercially” and “home” compostable?

Commercially compostable products require a commercial/industrial composting facility for breakdown, whereas home compostable products will appropriately degrade in your home compost pile.

What are your pods made of?

Our pods are made of cellulose (paper/fiber/tree materials) and plant-based resources such as canola seeds, cornstarch, cassava, sugar cane, beets, etc. Our pods are also designed to use 30% less material than other coffee pods.

Are your OneCUP™ pods BPI® certified?

Yes, our pods are BPI® certified compostable in an industrial composting facility.

How long will it take your pods to break down?

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.

Are your pods biodegradable?

Our pods are BPI® certified commercially compostable but not naturally biodegradable.

What are the plant-based materials made of? Are they allergen free?

The components of our OneCUP™ pods are made from cellulose (paper/fiber/tree materials) and other materials derived from plants such as canola seeds, cornstarch, cassava, sugar cane and beets. All materials are food-grade and designed for use with 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 or soybeans.