Coda Group launches natural coffee capsules

Coda Group has announced the launch of Solinatra – a sustainable material that replaces plastic and aluminium coffee capsules. Made from only natural materials, coffee capsules made from Solinatra are home compostable and unlike any other product – leave no trace behind.

With over 60 billion coffee capsules consumed each year worldwide, the environmental impact of single serve coffee capsules is staggering. Currently made from either multiple layers and components of plastic or aluminium, most coffee capsules are technically recyclable but only a very small proportion find their way to specialist recycling centres. New biobased materials are coming to light, however these still contain fossil fuel based plastics which contaminate the soil with microplastics and only degrade under very specific conditions.

Solinatra coffee capsules are home compostable, breaking down in the same time frame as a banana skin, and leaving behind zero contamination. Manufactured from 100% plant-based materials sourced from agricultural waste products, Solinatra is a low carbon solution that helps coffee brands and consumers to reach net zero goals.

Solinatra offers all of the benefits of plastic with none of the drawbacks, says Coda Group. Suitable for a wide range of applications as well as coffee capsules, Solinatra is an innovation for environmentally conscious brands and consumers.

Following a presentation and Q&A at the recent AMI virtual summit, Simon Girdlestone, head of Sales and Marketing at Coda Group, says: “Biodegrading in the same time as a banana skin, Solinatra™ is a revolutionary new material. Our innovative new biomaterial is a gamechanger for coffee brands and capsule manufacturers worldwide, and we are excited to lead the charge for truly sustainable production.

“Currently consumers face a postcode lottery as to what recycling or composting opportunities are available to them, with Solinatra customers can be safe in the knowledge that their coffee capsules cause no harm to the environment no matter how they are disposed of.”

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