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Biodegradable And Compostable Coffee Capsules

What's the deal with biodegradable and compostable coffee capsules? What are they? And why are they becoming more important?

As a nation, Australia’s love of coffee is on the rise and coffee capsules offer a convenient solution when it comes to taste and convenience. A massive 3 million of them are consumed every day in the Australia alone. But the majority are made from plastic and aluminium, taking over 500 years to decompose, presenting a huge environmental problem. Despite efforts to encourage recycling, more than 70 per cent of them never actually get recycled, even if people know they can be.

Across the World, it's predicted that consumption is expected to reach 100 billion capsules per year by 2026!

This is where Moving Beans comes in: Moving Beans biodegradable and compostable, Nespresso®-compatible coffee capsules offer the perfect guilt-free solution.

Made from plant-based materials that can be directly disposed in your organic waste bin, this delicious and environmentally friendly coffee works perfectly in your Nespresso machine and ticks all of the boxes when it comes to taste, affordability and being good for the planet.

But what exactly are compostable and biodegradable coffee capsules?

So here's the sciencey stuff. Our Nespresso compatible compostable coffee capsules are made materials derived from sugar cane and sugar beet plants. The fibres of these plants are processed using simple mechanical techniques to extract the plant cell walls to make a material called PLA. The PLA is then used in an efficient and scalable manufacturing process called injection moulding. No nasty chemical additives are used, of course!

The plants we use also grow quickly and are the byproducts of harvesting, so they're fully renewable.

Unlike ordinary plastic and aluminium coffee pods, they can be used and then thrown in your organic waste. We encourage you to use the bins provided and collected by your local council for composting.

Here at Moving Beans, we're always continually improving our coffee capsules for our customers.

Through our ongoing R&D work, we're continuously working on developing new materials and manufacturing processes for our biodegradable and compostable coffee capsules. We focus on improving the eco credentials of our materials by finding novel renewable materials to make high-quality capsules, while also reducing our carbon footprint from our manufacturing and distribution. Sourcing renewable materials for our coffee capsules is especially important.

More about Moving Beans Australia:

Moving Beans Australia roasts coffee and manufactures compostable & biodegradable Nespresso-compatible coffee pods locally in Sydney, New South Wales.

Just like in the UK and EU, Moving Beans Australia sells a range of Nespresso-compatible capsules and only uses the world's finest specialty coffees. Browse the range coffee coffees we have available in Australia and New Zealand here.

Moving Beans Australia

Bringing you the finest coffees in Nespresso-compatible compostable coffee pods directly to your door, affordably and conveniently.

All Aussie-made and roasted in Sydney!


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