Sustainable Innovation

Consumers want real answers to waste associated with single serve beverages

Experts see certified commercially compostable† as the answer – a convenient single serve pod for great tasting coffee, tea and other hot beverages. Researchers got to work to turn that vision into results. They developed PURPOD100®.


We worked closely with the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) located at Canada’s University of Guelph, conducting the key research and innovation that helped create PURPOD100®. This centre of innovation brings together world-class, interdisciplinary experts to collaborate on projects with commercial application. It’s brings together the best of academia with industry to create innovative solutions with real-world applications.

We worked with a variety of key partners to develop other central components that make PURPOD100® the #rightsolution, such as, the first commercially compostable† mesh of its kind in the world. Additional experiments identified an opportunity to use the thin skin that comes from roasting coffee beans to give the ring on every PURPOD100® its distinctive brown look“, while helping to promote a circular economy and divert waste from landfill.

The US Composting Council

The US Composting Council is involved in research, training, public education, composting and compost standards, expansion of compost markets and the enlistment of public support. It provides resources, educational materials, training, networking, and career advancement opportunities for professionals and all those affiliated with the composting and organics recycling industry. USCC members include compost producers, equipment manufacturers, product suppliers, academic institutions, public agencies, nonprofit groups and consulting/engineering firms.

PAC, Packaging Consortium

PAC, Packaging Consortium drives for progressive change in the packaging value chain through leadership, collaboration and knowledge sharing. It is determined to lead the packaging discussion to help contribute to action on reducing food waste. It has founded PAC FOOD WASTE, mandated to be “A Catalyst for Food Waste Packaging Solutions” because smart and sustainable production and packaging technologies can help to improve the supply of food. It is linked to PAC NEXT which is pursuing a vision of “A World Without Packaging Waste.”

The Compost Council of Canada

The Compost Council of Canada is a national non-profit, member-driven organization with a charter to advocate and advance organics residuals recycling and compost use. It serves as the central resource and network for the compost industry in Canada and, through its members, contributes to the environmental sustainability of the communities in which they operate.

PURPOD100® is a result of this teamwork. Enjoy the rewards in every amazing cup!

Learn more about the world of PURPOD100®

Designed with the environment in mind, PURPOD100® is certified commercially compostable†.

About PURPOD100®

Learn More About The World Of PURPOD100® Designed with the environment in mind, PURPOD100® is certified as commercially compostable†.

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Our Journey

A look into the thorough, multistep certification process of PURPOD100®.

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Awards and Recognition

PURPOD100®'s accomplishments and proudest moments.

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Innovating The Future

Today, you can enjoy PURPOD100® certified commercially compostable† coffee pods thanks to years of hard work and innovation. “What’s next on the horizon” you ask? Join us on our journey of sustainable discovery.

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