Our Compostable PACKAGING Journey
Starting in 2008, our company committed to manufacturing a more sustainable product. Our family has always been passionate about environmental issues as business owners and consumers, and we wanted to create a product that made a positive impact. After 11 years of trial and error, we are proud to say, we created a commercially compostable, single-serve coffee pod that fits most single-serve coffee machines.
Our OneCups consist of a ring, a lid, and a mesh filter. All of these parts of the OneCup are made from plant based renewable resources. Inside the filter, there are 11 grams of 100% Arabica ground coffee. These elements will break down in a commercially compostable site.
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About Compostable Packaging
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.