Compostable first for EN 13432 certified coffee capsules

A new fully compostable Nespresso compatible capsule has been launched by Percol Coffee Co – available in Sainsbury’s stores nationwide and on Amazon.

The capsules are made from natural plant-based materials and can be completely broken down in just 12 weeks. Offering a more environmentally friendly alternative to the 16 billion capsules currently sold globally, of which only a handful are actually recycled, these new capsules are said to be the only compostable capsule to hold the EN 13432 certification. Most other brands are made from aluminium, plastic or a combination of both and can take up to 500 years to breakdown.

Simon Lock, Sales Director at Percol Coffee, said: “We have been developing our compostable capsules for the last 18 months and the end result is absolutely fantastic. We wanted to address a huge problem around the damaging effect that standard capsules have on the environment and the sheer amount of aluminium being piled into landfill. It’s the only product to carry the EN 13432 certification!

“We created the Percol fully compostable coffee capsules to combat this problem. Consumers are being educated on the sustainability issues in the category and are continuing to be engaged.

“As a brand, we want to lead the ‘Pod Revolution’ and offer sustainable alternatives where possible. We truly believe this is the best tasting compatible product available and offers the added benefit of the least packaging per 10 capsules. You can fully recycle the whole box and the capsules will take just 12 weeks to fully compost. Less packaging, no landfill.”

These new Nespresso compatible capsules are made with organic and Rainforest Alliance Arabica beans and slow roasted for a smoother, rich taste. Currently on offer in Sainsbury’s until 20th September at only £2, the capsules have a RSP of £3.00 for 10 capsules. For more information and to pick up a pack of the Percol fully compostable Nespresso compatible capsule visit www.percol.co.uk

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