Industrial Compost FAQ
Industrial Compost FAQ
Taste never changes: the new Lavazza BLUE Compostable Capsules are the perfect solution in order to taste your favourite espresso without compromise in terms of quality, combining excellence, sustainability and innovation, that are the drivers of our business model.
Yes it is; the unique in-cup profile of our blends is guaranteed in Lavazza BLUE Compostable Capsules thanks to the self protection technology that creates a barrier against oxygen and helps to preserve the aroma of coffee, its quality and ensures an excellent tasting experience for all 14 months of shelf life.
Shelf life is indicated on the outer pack, and it does not change once the box is opened since the Compostable BLUE capsule is self protected.
It is recommended to store them in cool and dry place.
The body is made of a compostable bio-plastic, while the upper part (lid) is made of a multi-layer material, compostable as well.
Industrial composting plants process organic waste under controlled conditions, producing compost, that is a good soil fertilizer.
Lavazza BLUE Compostable Capsules become compost in maximum 180 days, if correctly industrially composted. The whole process can be faster, depending on the characteristics of the industrial composting plant.
Customer must always check the local regulations about waste delivery. In case the separate collection of organic waste is not available, Lavazza BLUE Compostable Capsule must be thrown in the undifferentiated waste.
They have TUV AUSTRIA OK INDUSTIRAL COMPOST certification, in accordance to EN-13432 standard.
The EU standard specifies how the complete biodegradation of a package must be demonstrated. This proof must be provided for all components of the packaging (e.g. labels, inks, adhesives). Only products that can be shown to comply with the EN 13432 standard may be labelled with the protected markings.
The European Norm about compostability of packaging (EN 13432) requires (besides a clear and detailed description of the product) 4 tests:
test on biodegradation (chemical break down of the polymer of fibres)
test on disintegration (physically falling apart of the product in small fragments)
test on ecotoxicity (test if the composted product does not exert any negative effect on plants)
test on heavy metals content
At the European level, TÜV Austria is specialised in certifications for compostability and is one of the best organisations in this field.