Club CoffeeClub Coffee<div class="ExternalClassEED621378EC1437BBD419E0E8A2557BC"><p>​Invented and manufactured in Canada, Club Coffee brought the first certified  100% compostable single serve beverage pod  to the market with their PurPod100™. The pods are made out of 89% renewable materials and designed to be composted after use, certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute for large scale municipal and industrial composting facilities. Compared to a traditional single serve pod, the PurPod100™ and residual coffee or tea leaves is designed to be composted altogether. </p><p>Although the single serve format and materials are not accepted in compost facilities everywhere and will take a long time to break down in a backyard compost, the company has tested the pods extensively in composting facilities across North America. Club Coffee continues to meet with municipalities to increase the PurPod100™'s acceptance in compost facilities.</p><p>Club Coffee's PurPod100™ has three component; a filter made of PLA (poly-lactic acid), a lid made from paper lined with PLA, and a ring of a proprietary compostable bio-polymer designed in collaboration with the University of Guelph, which contains 20% coffee chaff reclaimed from their coffee roasting process. </p><p>By using a mixture of subtractive (for filters and lids) and additive (for the bio-polymer rings) manufacturing for their pods, Club Coffee minimizes the amount of extra material they generate during production. Any trimmings from the lids and filters are composted near their factory in Toronto.</p><p>The  PurPod100™ focuses on using recyclable packaging for the pods that maintain odour and freshness, and the company is working on significantly reducing environmental impacts from their current packaging.</p><p>This Canadian innovation can offset the tonnes of landfill-bound single serve pods, and Club Coffee continues to pursue innovations and partnerships which will enable it to be composted in industrial facilities. </p></div><div class="ExternalClassC0DFA75A79064D56AA06D2F0F3F7B4F1"><p>​High-profile coffee brands are switching to Club Coffee's PurPod100™, the world's first certified 100% compostable pod for the North American single serve market of coffee, tea and other hot beverages. Club Coffee is following up with more innovations to help its many partner brands meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging and zero waste.</p></div>PurPod100™http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/purpod-large.jpghttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductBanners/purpod.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductBanners/purpod.jpg

 

 

http://www.purpod100.com, http://www.purpod100.com<div class="ExternalClassEED621378EC1437BBD419E0E8A2557BC"><p>​Invented and manufactured in Canada, Club Coffee brought the first certified  100% compostable single serve beverage pod  to the market with their PurPod100™. The pods are made out of 89% renewable materials and designed to be composted after use, certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute for large scale municipal and industrial composting facilities. Compared to a traditional single serve pod, the PurPod100™ and residual coffee or tea leaves is designed to be composted altogether. </p><p>Although the single serve format and materials are not accepted in compost facilities everywhere and will take a long time to break down in a backyard compost, the company has tested the pods extensively in composting facilities across North America. Club Coffee continues to meet with municipalities to increase the PurPod100™'s acceptance in compost facilities.</p><p>Club Coffee's PurPod100™ has three component; a filter made of PLA (poly-lactic acid), a lid made from paper lined with PLA, and a ring of a proprietary compostable bio-polymer designed in collaboration with the University of Guelph, which contains 20% coffee chaff reclaimed from their coffee roasting process. </p><p>By using a mixture of subtractive (for filters and lids) and additive (for the bio-polymer rings) manufacturing for their pods, Club Coffee minimizes the amount of extra material they generate during production. Any trimmings from the lids and filters are composted near their factory in Toronto.</p><p>The  PurPod100™ focuses on using recyclable packaging for the pods that maintain odour and freshness, and the company is working on significantly reducing environmental impacts from their current packaging.</p><p>This Canadian innovation can offset the tonnes of landfill-bound single serve pods, and Club Coffee continues to pursue innovations and partnerships which will enable it to be composted in industrial facilities. </p></div><div class="ExternalClassC0DFA75A79064D56AA06D2F0F3F7B4F1"><p>​High-profile coffee brands are switching to Club Coffee's PurPod100™, the world's first certified 100% compostable pod for the North American single serve market of coffee, tea and other hot beverages. Club Coffee is following up with more innovations to help its many partner brands meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging and zero waste.</p></div>PurPod100™http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/purpod-large.jpghttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductBanners/purpod.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductBanners/purpod.jpg

 

 

http://www.purpod100.com, http://www.purpod100.comhttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductBanners/purpod.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductBanners/purpod.jpghttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/purpod-large.jpghttp://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio/ProductImages/purpod-small.jpg

Pre-use involves all the steps from cradle (the origin of the materials) to the customers door; manufacturing/production, distribution and sale.
Sourcing resources that are rapidly renewed through natural cycles can reduce dependence on non-renewable materials. This promotes natural production systems that can continue indefinitely (in theory).
It’s important to consider compostability from the beginning. Material chemistry, processing additives, and trace elements (e.g. inks) can affect how well a product or package exceeds standards for compostable certification. These will also affect whether the materials are suitable for another industry’s use (e.g. methane extraction).
Minimize the environmental impact of a product or packaging by reducing the volume and/or weight of materials used. This “dematerialization” can happen both by making the item itself out of less material, and by optimizing the raw material extraction and manufacturing processes to reduce the amount of material used.
Byproducts are the materials created during manufacture that are not used in the final item. Planning the next use of these byproducts by another industry, or internally, can contribute significantly to waste reduction.
Reduce energy use wherever possible. Renewable energy to power extraction and manufacturing reduces reliance on non-renewable sources. Using energy efficient machinery further cuts resource and energy costs.
Reducing weight of a product and its package can considerably reduce energy use during transportation and manufacture; however, reducing the weight should not jeopardize product life span through reduced performance .
A package should protect its contents, and inform and appeal to the consumer without using excess material. Together, the product and package should be strong enough to reach the consumer without damage. The more efficiently it is designed for transport, storage and display, the better it is at reducing waste.
Some manufacturing techniques produce less waste than others. Low waste manufacturing processes consider effluent and byproduct control to limit the spread of waste, minimize materials used (e.g. additive manufacturing) or find uses for by-products (e.g. cascading subtractive).
Transport happens at all stages of the life cycle. Considering relative greenhouse gas emissions from different modes of transportation - rail, ocean, air, road – can be an important step, and an easy one to optimize in the production chain.
Optimizing energy efficiency and encouraging eco-efficient appliances influence how much energy is used once a product or package is in the consumer’s hands.
Consumer preference analysis can determine whether a product or package is actually meeting its intended use; a well-designed product reduces the chance of premature disposal.
Instructions are an opportunity to communicate value to the consumer. If a customer doesn’t fully understand how a product or package works or needs to be maintained, it opens the way for breakage, under-use, and early disposal.
Design to increase product longevity reduces the number and frequency of replacements.
The more prominent, catchy, and clear disposal instructions are, the more likely the consumer will be able to reach the goal of reducing waste after use. Better designs will accommodate regional infrastructure capacity for waste disposal.
If taking the product or package apart is complex, it can limit or prohibit disassembly post-use. Designing with fewer parts and design for intentional disassembly increases re-use, reclamation, and recycling.
Design for direct reuse is more efficient than disassembly or recycling. This means creating a product that can be directly reused at the end of life, without extra processing.
Byproducts, effluent, and even post-use products and packaging can supply another industry’s production line. This is called industrial ecology, or industrial symbiosis, and is arranged apart from consumer/municipal recycling systems.
Designing a product for a specific waste stream (e.g. recycling, composting, methane extraction) is first-stage systems thinking; collaborating with the waste handling industry is the next. Ensuring there is an end market for the product and packaging post use, and that this market is available wherever the item is sold, is integral to optimizing end-of-life.
Designing for recycling is a basic and accessible way to reduce waste after use. The recycling industry collects commonly used materials, processes and sells them into a new system of production. This can be an energy and transport-intensive process, and usually results in downgrading of materials over multiple recycling cycles. Designing for optimal recyclability and up-cycling (recycling to a product of equal or higher value) is a next-level way to approach this principle.
Composting is the recycling of organic materials – biological nutrients to feed rapidly renewable resources. Not all products or packages can or should be designed to be compostable, but some industries are especially suitable for it, such as foodware and food packaging. Designing a compostable product requires careful consideration of materials, certification, and that the conditions required to compost are met in the market area.

 

 

<div class="ExternalClass15AD730372BE4E0B9C97D53A32857BA0"> <ul><li>Made of 89% renewable materials, with 20% reclaimed</li><li>Local, under-one-roof manufacturing</li><li>Certified 100% compostable</li></ul></div>20.0000000000000100.0000000000001100010110110001001100reclaimedcompostable