As far as psychoactive drugs go, caffiene is quite special in that it is perfectly acceptable to take a hit of it at the family breakfast table, sat on the train… pretty much anywhere, really.  But what if you want to get your fix without contributing to the pollution problem caused by traditional coffee pods?

Buy the instant, freeze-dried stuff that comes in jars?  That’s fine if you are trying to impress my dad.  But what if the guy coming to dinner is George Clooney?  You’re going to need a nice, shiney barista machine – and one that is compatible with environmentally friendly coffee pods.

GRIND compostable coffee pods can be bought from its trendy London coffee bars or online.  The pods, compatible with Nespresso machines, come in refillable tins of 21, while  the 100% organic coffee is Soil Association-certified.

Meanwhile, Compostable Coffee Capsules, started in the Netherlands, develops new, non-polluting materials to replace those traditionally used in the production of capsules, such as aluminium and multi-layer plastics, which are causing a real pollution problem.  It collaborates with capsule producers, capsule fillers and coffee brand owners, as well as offline and online retailers of single-serve coffee, to offer 100% bio-based home compostable material suitable for present production lines of coffee capsules.

Many of big-hitter Nespresso’s machines are compatible with Halo home-compostable coffee pods, which are paper-based and degrade into a nutritious fertiliser for soil within four weeks.  Halo’s labels and packaging are also either home-compostable (turning into fertiliser) or biodegradable (completely breaking down).

EverGreen also makes resusable pods for Nespresso machines, as well as Dolce Gusto and others such as Lavazza.  Its capsules are made from stainless steel, and do not contain bisfenol A (BPA) or aluminium, which means they are non-toxic when hot.  The company also says its products are free from Furlan, a carcinogenic element it claims is present in single-use capsules.

Other eco coffee pod brands include Roar Gill, Toast and Blue Goose.

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As far as psychoactive drugs go, caffiene is quite special in that it is perfectly acceptable to take a hit of it at the family breakfast table, sat on the train… pretty much anywhere, really.  But what if you want to get your fix without contributing to the pollution problem caused by traditional coffee pods?

Buy the instant, freeze-dried stuff that comes in jars?  That’s fine if you are trying to impress my dad.  But what if the guy coming to dinner is George Clooney?  You’re going to need a nice, shiney barista machine – and one that is compatible with environmentally friendly coffee pods.

GRIND compostable coffee pods can be bought from its trendy London coffee bars or online.  The pods, compatible with Nespresso machines, come in refillable tins of 21, while  the 100% organic coffee is Soil Association-certified.

Meanwhile, Compostable Coffee Capsules, started in the Netherlands, develops new, non-polluting materials to replace those traditionally used in the production of capsules, such as aluminium and multi-layer plastics, which are causing a real pollution problem.  It collaborates with capsule producers, capsule fillers and coffee brand owners, as well as offline and online retailers of single-serve coffee, to offer 100% bio-based home compostable material suitable for present production lines of coffee capsules.

Many of big-hitter Nespresso’s machines are compatible with Halo home-compostable coffee pods, which are paper-based and degrade into a nutritious fertiliser for soil within four weeks.  Halo’s labels and packaging are also either home-compostable (turning into fertiliser) or biodegradable (completely breaking down).

EverGreen also makes resusable pods for Nespresso machines, as well as Dolce Gusto and others such as Lavazza.  Its capsules are made from stainless steel, and do not contain bisfenol A (BPA) or aluminium, which means they are non-toxic when hot.  The company also says its products are free from Furlan, a carcinogenic element it claims is present in single-use capsules.

Other eco coffee pod brands include Roar Gill, Toast and Blue Goose.

further reading…