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Canterbury Coffee Introduces 92% Biodegradable Single-Serve Coffee Cup

July 30, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Richmond, British Columbia-based specialty coffee roaster Canterbury Coffee announced the OneCoffee, a single-serve coffee cup the company claims is 92 percent biodegradable. Reportedly similar to Keurig’s K-Cup but with 40 percent less plastic content, the cup is made of polylactic acid resin and is designed to break down in an industrial composting facility or landfill. Capable of being degraded in an anaerobic digester, the cup, however, requires moisture. Also, the company said it plans to replace the cup’s nylon filter, which is its only non-biodegradable component. In the United States, about 13 percent of consumers drink coffee from single-serve brewers compared with 4 percent in 2010.
"Canterbury Coffee Develops 92% Biodegradable Single-Serve Pod", Environmental Leader, July 30, 2013, © Environmental Leader LLC
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