Smile Compostable Solutions, the USA-based company is known for its plant-based coffee pods compatible with Nespresso Original brewing machines. Currently, they are the only plant-based, Climate Neutral and Certified Home Compostable Nespresso compatible pods that do not require any additional film for shelf life or separation of lid, filter and grounds for disposal.
The company has recently revealed that the pods are now home compostable and is offering the solution to private labels.
Smile’s patented oxygen barrier process ensures a best-in-class shelf life of six to twelve months. The innovation joins Smile’s product line of home compostable straws and U.S. Plastics Pact awarded commercially compostable pods compatible with Keurig brewers.
Temperature in home compost is lower and less constant than industrial composting environments, resulting in a more difficult, slower-paced process. However, using cutting-edge technology, Smile has made a pod compatible with Nespresso Original brewers designed to compost at lower temperatures in consumer’s own backyard.
Home compostable pods compatible with Keurig brewing machines are currently in development.
CEO and Co-Founder Michael Sands stated, “Smile and our partners are proud to have plant-based materials to bring the best home compostable, Carbon Neutral coffee pods to the market. Backed by all our third-party certifications, we know customers and consumers will find these pods a great solution to pods with limited recycling options.”