Our lid is plant-based made with compostable materials and the capsule was developed with bio-based technology that composts and enhances coffee flavors.
Yes! Our capsules have been designed from the start to be composted in all types of municipal composting systems, both aerobic (oxygenated) and anaerobic (without oxygen). They were developed with a science-based approach to reducing single-use plastic and greenhouse gases in single-serve coffee.
Mayorga Organic’s coffee capsules meet the internationally-established standard of 100% compostability as certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI). This is a US-based independent certification organization which ensures that any product they certify is fully compostable (all components) into good compost soil with no soil toxicity.
Many people put plant-based capsules into their backyard compost. Since 85% of the capsule is nitrogen-rich coffee grounds, even in a backyard composter coffee grounds are an excellent addition.
Unfortunately, there is no standardized certification for backyard composting yet, since every backyard composter is different: different temperatures, different moisture content, different bacteria, even different climate conditions can affect the compostability of any food waste (from banana peels to coffee capsules).
Plant-based compostable capsules are better at the beginning of life. They don’t use a fossil-fuel-based plastic cup, and instead use agricultural inputs (often agricultural waste inputs, like coffee bean skins, known as coffee chaff).
Plant-based compostable capsules are better at time of use. They don’t need to be peeled and emptied and cleaned like “recyclable” plastic cups.
Multi-layer plastics such as “recyclable” plastic capsules are difficult to recycle and are most often removed from the recycling stream, to be incinerated or go to landfill. Plant-based capsules avoid any risks associated with drinking from plastic. Our plant-based compostable capsules do not contain any of the polypropylene, vinyl compounds, or talc that can be found in multi-layer fossil fuel plastics.
Our capsules are made with plant-based materials. The unique capsule design includes a lid and capsule that are all Certified 100% Compostable in commercial composting facilities.
Once you’re finished brewing your coffee, you can compost the entire capsule, simply by placing it in the food waste container used in your community such as a green bin (check locally – where accepted). The capsule will break down to healthy compost that can turn into rich-nutrient soil.
Once you’re finished brewing your coffee, you can compost the entire capsule, simply by placing it in the food waste container used in your community such as a green bin (check locally – where accepted).