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Achieving Certification & Testing

The path to Certified 100% Compostable

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Too many products make claims about their benefits without the evidence or results to back them up. The people behind PURPOD100™ were committed to do things right.

Getting Started

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BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS INSTITUTE

THE PEOPLE WHO DETERMINE BPI CERTIFICATION

A key step was the decision to earn certification for curbside program composting for PURPOD100™ from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) This not-for-profit association of individuals and groups from government, industry and academia is a leading authority on compostable products and has North America’s leading compostable label program.

BPI educates manufacturers, legislators and consumers about the importance of scientifically based standards for compostable materials which biodegrade in large composting facilities.

It also promotes the use and recovery of compostable materials through municipal composting.

Getting Approvals

To earn BPI certification, products must be tested in approved third party labs to demonstrate compliance with the ASTM D6868 standard. Then NSF International, a leading independent certifier, must verify the results and formulations.

BPI only allows its name and Compostable Logo to be used after it confirms that successful testing and verification.

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You can find a complete list of leading single serve coffee brands using PURPOD100™ on the BPI website:

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GETTING RESULTS

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CERTIFICATION IN THE LAB WAS JUST ONE IMPORTANT STEP FOR PURPOD100™. TESTING IN REAL WORLD LARGE-SCALE COMPOSTING FACILITIES USING DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES DEMONSTRATED HOW WELL IT WORKS IN PRACTICE.

The evidence from composting facilities shows PURPOD100™ can break down completely in less than 84 days.

There is usually no visible trace of any part of the pod when it gets the air and moisture found in good large-scale aerobic composting processes.

MEANWHILE PURPOD100™ IS STILL ABOUT GETTING A GREAT CUP OF COFFEE

The real test of PURPOD100™ is your cup of coffee, tea or other hot beverages.

The many well-known brands using PURPOD100™ are delivering the same quality, freshness and taste you love – now in a Certified 100% Compostable format you can feel even better about.

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