100% Home Compostable Coffee Capsules
We are different.
Ola capsules are home compostable and they break down in your home compost in as little as 28 days.
Ola home compostable capsules and packaging are plant based with zero plastics or bioplastics. Made using sugarcane pulp, a waste byproduct of the sugar making process, and recycled paper pulp, actively reducing our impact on the environment by reusing waste materials.
We only use Specialty Grade Coffee and work directly with farmers to ensure our coffee is ethically and sustainably sourced.
We are TUV Austria Home Compostable Certified for our capsules and the film we bag them in.
How bad is the capsule situation?
Worldwide approximately 114,500 coffee capsules end up in landfill every minute. Aluminium, plastic, bioplastic, commercially compostable, all take years to millenia to break down in landfill if they break down at all. If they end up in the water they they are all equally as dangerous to marine life.
Globally, Nespresso® reports only 32% of their capsules are recycled. This is slowly improving from 28% in 2018.
Commerically compostable capsules cannot be put in your home compost bin, they need to go to specialist composting facilities to be ground up and composted at a very high heat, sometimes requiring multiple passes of grinding and composting to fully break down.
Ola home compostable capsules and packaging, including the oxygen barrier wrap, can all go in your home compost! The capsules break down in as little as 28 days, the packaging as little as 90 days. We are TUV Austria Home Compostable Certified for our capsules and the film we bag them in.