Recyclable, safe, particularly tasteless and odour-neutral – Alpla presents a new generation of biodegradable coffee capsules for the Blue Circle brand.
Packaging expert Alpla is introducing a new generation of biodegradable coffee capsules for the Blue Circle brand as a solution made of organic material. These capsules have a full-bodied coffee flavour, last for a long time, and are simple to dispose of via home compost or in the organic waste bin. Particularly in terms of aroma and taste neutrality, this stands out. The familiar design of the certified system provides superior coffee enjoyment because of better barrier properties.
Recyclable, safe and particularly tasteless and odour-neutral – Alpla presents a new generation of biodegradable coffee capsules for the Blue Circle brand. The global packaging company has taken an organic material and developed a home-compostable solution with a barrier. The certified system consisting of a capsule and a sealing foil minimises the effects on the capsule contents and the unwanted migration of coffee aroma to the environment.
With the innovative Blue Circle capsules, Alpla offers coffee suppliers, wholesalers, filling companies and roasting plants a resource-conserving alternative. ‘Around the world, consumer behaviour is becoming more and more sustainable. We see ourselves as pioneers and are developing the future packaging solutions. With the biodegradable coffee capsule, we are not only helping our customers achieve their sustainability targets but are also acting in line with the new EU Packaging Regulation, which will require compostable solutions for individual coffee portion packaging in the future,’ emphasises Nicolas Lehner, CCO at Alpla.
The capsules are injection-moulded using the company’s own facilities and are produced in the familiar Blue Circle design for the best results in terms of compatibility and handling. Here, ALPLA is processing a newly developed organic material which is not at odds with food and feedstuff production. ‘The combination of the material, design and production process is key to the capsules’ stability, leak tightness and barrier. Lehner adds our technological expertise and experience to result in the optimum solution for unadulterated enjoyment.
The entire packaging, including sealing foil and contents, has been awarded the ‘OK compost HOME’ and ‘OK compost INDUSTRIAL’ certification marks by TÜV Austria. The Blue Circle coffee capsules can, therefore, simply be disposed of via home compost or in the organic waste bin.*
About the Alpla Group
Alpa is one of the world’s leading companies in manufacturing and reusing plastic packaging. Around 23,300 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at 190 sites across 46 countries. High-quality packaging is used in many areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household cleaning products, detergents and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.
About Blue Circle
Alpla operates all of its biodegradable packaging solutions under the brand name Blue Circle. Blue Circle products are made of alternative materials based on renewable raw or organic materials. They complement the plastic packaging and recycling company’s portfolio and make an important contribution to sustainability
* To dispose of them in the organic waste bin (industrial composting), please contact your local waste management company and enquire about waste disposal in accordance with the EN 13432 standard.