Club Coffee Welcomes Ontario Government Support for Compostable Coffee Pods in Municipal Composting Systems
TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2020 – Club Coffee welcomes the Ontario government announcement that municipalities should now include certified compostable coffee pods in their food waste diversion programs under the province’s updated Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement. “Ontario government support for compostable coffee pods including Club Coffee’s PURPOD100® is a game-changer,” said Club Coffee CEO John Pigott.
Club Coffee, the leader in plant-based compostable single-serve coffee pods, is implementing the How2Recycle and How2Compost label instructions on its packaging. It joins more than 250 North American industry leaders using the programs to give consumers clear messaging about where their packaging is designed to be discarded when they’re done using it.
What happens to your plastic coffee pods once they’re thrown away? They’re probably going straight to a landfill — even the ones labelled “recyclable”. Professor Calvin Lakhan of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at Toronto’s York University is one of Canada’s leading experts on our waste systems.
The Canadian government recently announced it would be tackling the global pollution crisis with bans on single-use plastics.
The details of the Canadian plan remain to be seen, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would follow the lead of the European Union with their vote to ban items that often end up littered in oceans and waterways.
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– Why do some manufacturers advertise that their pods can be recycled?
New Ontario Working Group Expected to Recommend How to Accept Compostable Coffee Pods and Other Innovations in Ontario Green Bins
Toronto, June 20, 2019 — Club Coffee, the leader in plant-based, compostable single serve coffee pods, saluted the Ontario government decision to move rapidly so compostable coffee pods will be accepted in all Ontario green bins.
Published in: National Post Circular Economy Special Insert
Single-use plastics are now seen as a global crisis. Less than 10 percent of them are recycled. The rest are sent to landfills, dumped into lakes and oceans, burned for energy with its own environmental implications, or shipped to countries like the Philippines that are now pushing it back to us.
New Data Shows 40% Growth for Brands with Compostable Pods as Consumers Want Less Plastic
Toronto, April 25, 2019 — Club Coffee, the leader in plant-based, compostable single serve coffee pods, today announced it will introduce a new compostable pod compatible with Nespresso Original Line brewers and is moving to compostable packaging for its single serve pods.
We are excited to be amongst the industry leaders featured in Mediaplanet’s ‘Coffee Culture in America’ campaign, available now in The San Francisco Chronicle!
Highlighting the far-reaching impact coffee has on our society and environment, this campaign explores how influencers, private companies, individuals and even the NBA are using coffee to develop stronger connections to their communities and help make a positive difference in the world.
Check out this informative infographic on the Evolution of Coffee Culture – we particularly like the environmentally friendly component.
Concerns about climate change and sustainability affect how we source and drink our coffee. 66% say they are willing to pay more for services and products from companies committed to having a positive environmental impact.
TORONTO, ON. – November 29, 2018 – Club Coffee’s PURPOD100® is recognized as an important innovation in the new Ontario Environment Plan. The Plan announced by Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks underlines the value of consumer-focused business innovation to dealing with issues such as climate change and reducing plastic waste – including through the certified compostable coffee pods.