Now Lavazza’s new range of 100% Compostable Coffee Capsules are available to buy online and in-store at all major retail outlets in ROI. The new Eco Caps range available for Lavazza A Modo Mio Capsule Machines also a selection which are 100% compatible with Nespresso Original Capsule Machines.

Lavazza has become the largest coffee manufacturer to launch its own range of compostable one-cup pods. The company says it aims to replace its entire range of capsules with new eco-friendly ones by the end of the 2019 “without any price difference”. This confirms Lavazza’s commitment to excellence and sustainable development.

The increasing popularity of at-home coffee pods is having a detrimental impact on the environment as the majority end up in landfill where they can take anywhere between 250-500 years to break down. This is because the capsules are made from a variety of different materials such as plastic, foil and aluminium, which makes them difficult to recycle and process in standard recycling plants.

However, the new Eco Caps from Lavazza, which amde with organic compounds known as biopolymercan break down in just six months when combined with food waste, now let’s take a look at the Life Cycle of these Compostable Eco Capsules:

The Product Life Cycle

When it is time to empty out the waste capsule drawer, you can dispose of the capsule and the ground coffee residual into your food waste bin, the brown bin, you don’t have to rinse the capsule out.

Your household’s food waste will then be collected by the waste collection company and end up in an industrial composting facility. All you have to do is make sure you dispose of the capsules responsibly into the right bin.

Under the EN 13432 standard, the compostable plastics will need to be disintegrated after 12 weeks and completely biodegrade after six months. That means that 90 percent or more of the plastic material will have been converted to CO2. The remaining is converted into water and biomass.

Lavazza Eco Caps, 100% Quality, 100% Compostable!

If you are interested in becoming a stocklist of the new Compostable Capsules or any other products we sell, please get in touch hello@verocoffee.ie.

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