Austrian plastic packaging solutions provider ALPLA has created a new biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost, in collaboration with materials manufacturer Golden Compound.
The coffee capsule is produced from Golden Compound green, which is a material featuring natural fibres from sunflower seed shells.
The oxygen barrier is very much comparable with conventional plastics like PP-EVOH-PP.
The capsule and filter fleece are completely biodegradable in the garden compost within a maximum of six months, and are free from aluminium and GMO.
The aroma-proofed capsule is certified in line with ‘OK compost HOME’ and ‘OK biodegradable SOIL’ standard from TÜV.