A Canadian company hopes its biodegradable products will appeal to environmentally conscious coffee consumers

Canadian coffee distributor Club Coffee has unveiled what it calls the first entirely compostable single-serve coffee pod, called the PurPod100. Developed in partnership with the University of Guelph's Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre, the pods are crafted using a material made from dried coffee bean hulls that are typically discarded.

The pods, which also incorporate a compostable filter, break down in about 84 days, according to the company. Traditional single-serve coffee pods, pioneered by companies like Keurig and Nespresso, have frequently been criticized for their environmental unfriendliness, and some cities have gone as far as banning them.

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