Our compostable coffee pods can help save the environment, one capsule at a time. Unfortunately, plastic single-serve coffee pods, or K-Cups, are laying mountains of waste on our planet. At Gorby Coffee, we offer compostable G-Pods as an eco-friendly solution to this problem.
Negative Impacts of Plastic Coffee Pods
Most coffee pods are made from plastic and aluminum. You might think those materials can be recycled, and coffee can be composted. Unfortunately, neither can be recycled in your everyday bins. Most plastic pods require the removal of all coffee, rubber, and aluminum lids before being accepted into a recycling facility. This difficulty in recycling means that an estimated 30 billion pods are sent to landfills each year, with many finding their way into rivers, lakes, and oceans.
These are alarming and terrifying numbers when you consider the negative impacts plastic and aluminum have on our planet. For example, the plastic and aluminum capsules thrown in landfills take roughly 500 years to decompose. In contrast, our G-Pods will break down in weeks when properly composted – even in the landfill, they’ll break down hundreds of times faster than their plastic counterparts.
Sadly, marine plastic pollution is one of the worst ecological threats we face. When waste, like plastic coffee capsules, enter waterways, they float around and are consumed by birds and aquatic life. Waves bring some of this waste down to the seabed, degrading water quality. When it comes to water pollution, many believe that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. Our compostable G-Pods are here to make sure that does not come true.
Fresher Coffee, Greener Business
Most single-serve K-Cup® pods lose quality because of packaging choices, storage, and shipping long after beans are roasted. We know that the best coffee is local coffee, roasted and appreciated at its peak of freshness. That’s why we offer the Gorby 1000. This incredible, compact and ergonomic machine allows coffee shops and roasters to package up to 1000 compostable pods per hour on-site. Guilt-Free!
When you use our compostable G-Pods, you can rest assured knowing that you and your customers are remaining eco-friendly the entire time. What’s more, your customers will get to enjoy fresh coffee every time without you having to throw away coffee that has gone stale sitting in a coffee pot, further reducing waste.
Every gesture counts to preserve our planet, and it starts with your morning cup of coffee! So, contact us at Gorby Coffee today to see how we can help you make your business more environmentally friendly.