Smile Compostable Solution’s Coffee Pod receives two new compostable certifications
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Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA) awarded commercial compostability status to Smile Compostable Solutions’ coffee pod. The plant-based pod, compatible with Nespresso Original brewers, now wears the token of both of North America’s primary certifiers of compostable packaging: CMA and the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).
Using a network of composting facilities throughout the US to conduct live testing, CMA verifies disintegration of compostable packaging under various composting methods. Smile’s coffee pod passed in-vessel and windrow testing, making it the first-ever coffee capsule to receive both certifications. The CMA-I and CMA-W seal ensures Smile’s product will breakdown in commercial composters with baseline operating conditions.
“We are so excited to offer a CMA-I and CMA-W certified commercially compostable pod that unlike other pods, actually works in a real commercial composting environment,” stated Smile’s CEO Michael Sands. “This is a perfect complement to our home compostable pod that is also compatible with Nespresso Original brewers. These pods further expand our compostable leadership by being available today while our competitors are still in development.”
Certification provides real-world, evidence-based information that Smile’s product is compostable. Smile has obtained several of the most sophisticated certifications in sustainable sourcing, compostability and carbon neutrality. The coffee pod is currently available online in espresso and decaf flavours at smilecoffeewerks.com and metropoliscoffee.com.