Toronto's Club Coffee has attained Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI; New York) certification for the PῧrPod100, the world's first certified 100% compostable single-serve pod for coffee, tea and other hot beverages. BPI certification mandates that products be tested in approved independent laboratories and then be independently verified according to scientific standards ASTM D6400 and D6868s.
Certification by the BPI confirms that the PῧrPod100 is "industrially compostable," which means that it fully breaks down in large-scale commercial composting processes. "Third-party certification is important because it validates that the PῧrPod100 breaks down in large-scale composting," says John Pigott, Club Coffee CEO. "Equally important, this external certification tells consumers that they can buy the right solution to the mounting problem of waste and its impact on the environment associated with single-serve formats. It also offers a solution for municipal governments who see a growing number of single-serve pods flooding their landfills."
Responding to consumer concerns about waste, Club Coffee launched the PῧrPod100 as an alternative that would still deliver a great taste experience, while helping to protect the environment. The PῧrPod100 is compatible with most Keurig-style brewing systems, including the new Keurig 2.0 brewers. The company says the pod’s success was earned partly because of the its innovative use of plant-based resins and its use of the coffee "chaff," the coffee bean skin left over from the roasting process, in the pod's distinctive design.