Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation

A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. Part of the solution might be found in a cup of coffee. Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have unearthed a connection between advancing age, systemic inflammation, cardiovascular disease and coffee consumption. Extensive […]

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Product Spotlight: TAYST joins the PurPod100 Team

Tayst Coffee

Tayst Coffee Makes a Splash Shipping Compostable Single Serve Coffee to Homes and Offices Tayst Coffee’s new subscription service is delivering quality sustainably-sourced single serve coffees to homes and offices across America. The new coffee line is the brainchild of successful entrepreneurs and longtime friends, Craig Handleman and Greg Byrnes, who saw a new opportunity […]

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Carbon + Nitrogen = Healthy Compost

PURPOD100 Needs Nitrogen

The microorganisms that turn compostable coffee pods and other food and yard waste into compost at large scale facilities need oxygen – but they also need the right food in a balanced diet from those compostable waste materials. While compost microorganisms need various micronutrients or minerals, carbon and nitrogen are the two key food requirements […]

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Down in the Dumps: Why “Biodegradable” is no answer

Tuscan Garbage Project

Biodegradable products sound like a good idea. Throw them away but let nature’s own processes break them down gently and completely. Seems environmentally-friendly. Not so fast. In fact, not fast at all. The late Dr. William Rathje was an American archaeologist who became a world-leading garbage expert. His long-running Tucson Garbage Project investigated what people […]

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PURPOD100™: The Big Coffee Buzz at #COMPOST2016

COMPOST2016 | PURPOD100

PῧrPod100™ and the coffees that use it really got the caffeinated buzz going at #COMPOST2016. The annual major conference of the United States Composting Council (USCC) took place from January 25th to 28th. While many attendees were held up by the massive winter storm that hit the US mid-Atlantic states, the hundreds of people who […]

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