Grinders Coffee is now offering a range of industrially compostable capsules for its coffee as it helps combat the challenges of collection and processing when it comes to coffee capsule recycling.

Roasted and packed in Melbourne, the new compostable capsules will take a year to break down in landfill, in comparison to plastic capsules and aluminium capsules, which take 500 and 200 years to break down, respectively.

Grinders Coffee general manager Sally Byrne said moving towards more environmentally-friendly capsules will offer customers a better alternative to what is already available. 

“Our compostable capsules are a giant step forward in bringing progress and innovation to the coffee category. Coffee capsules are the largest segment in roast and ground, accounting for $259 million, and is the fastest growing segment in coffee, growing by over 40 per cent,” said Byrne.

“Australians have a love affair with coffee and enjoy curating and creating the perfect cup at home; and we are bringing great innovation for those coffee moments without compromising on our rich indulgent flavour.”

The Grinders Compostable Capsules have a European-based Certification for the Compostable Capsule (EN13432). 

The capsules can be placed in the council-accepted organics waste bins. Grinders is encouraging consumers to visit their local council website for more information. 

The new Grinders Coffee Compostable Capsules are Nespresso compatible and can be found in independent supermarkets across Australia, Amazon and the Grinders Coffee website.

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