A new paradigm of development that starts with coffee and a 100% Italian compostable espresso capsule: this is the result of the project that has involved two leading Italian names — Lavazza and Novamont — in a 5-year research project.
The capsule will be made of Mater-Bi®, compatible with the entire range of “A Modo Mio” systems, and available in two selected 100% Arabica blends, certified by the Rainforest Alliance NGO.
With this innovation, Lavazza focused on a precise stage of the life cycle of the product: the end of life. To date, in the “production-consumption disposal” linear model, waste is sent to landfills or for incineration. Applying the circular economy principle of zero waste, Lavazza and Novamont created a capsule which can be collected with the organic waste and sent for industrial composting, where the capsule and used coffee are recycled together as compost, a natural fertilizer for soil.