CHICAGO, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers will be introduced to the first certified 100 percent compostable single-serve coffee pod on Earth Day (Friday, April 22) in Chicago.
Hills Bros.® Coffee in certified 100 percent compostable pods officially goes on sale at Chicago retailers such as Jewel, Mariano's, Copps, Woodman's, and Pick 'n Save, as well as online at Amazon.com and shopmzb.com
In 2014 alone, more than 10 billion plastic single-serve cups were thrown into landfills
The PURPOD100™, a coffee package developed by Club Coffee of Canada, is certified to break down in less than 84 days in municipal composting facilities, quickly and safely returning the product to the soil
Certification by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is what differentiates the new Hills Bros. coffee pods from competitors in the U.S. marketplace
BPI Certified Compostable products have met rigorous independent testing and verification according to scientific standards for compostability
Products or packaging with unverified "biodegradable" and "compostable" claims can be very misleading to the public, as well as municipalities and composting facilities expected to process those materials
The BPI logo, which is displayed on certified compostable products and packaging, includes a unique ID number for each company that can be identified on BPI's online catalog (products.bpiworld.org)
Manufactured by Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Inc., Hills Bros.® coffee in the innovative PURPOD100 format is compatible with all Keurig® K-Cup® brewers.
Website coffeecomposting.com contains educational videos, household tips, and links to sites about composting; helps consumers search for nearby composting facilities; teaches how consumers can advocate for more composting services in their areas
Hills Bros. ® Coffee will be offering fresh brewed coffee, memorabilia and single-serving samples at four separate sponsored Earth Day events in Chicago (while supplies last):
Earth Day Metra Commuter Party, Friday, April 22, 7:30 to 9 a.m., (chance to win coffee for a year with 101.9 The Mix), at Metra Transportation Centers:
About Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA: Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is among the nation's largest coffee roasters, with nationally recognized retail brands including Hills Bros.®, Chock full o'Nuts®, Segafredo Zanetti®, Kauai Coffee®, MJB® and Chase & Sanborn®, as well as proprietary and private label coffee, tea and drink mix for customers in all retail and food service channels throughout North America and around the world. Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, comprised of nearly 50 companies operating in over 100 countries. www.mzb-usa.com.
Keurig® and K-Cup® are registered trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. PURPOD100™ is a trademark of Club Coffee Company, Inc., used under license.