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  • 15 Jun 2021

C-P Flexible Packaging launches BPI-certified compostable film

C-P Flexible Packaging has launched BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certified compostable coffee pod lidding film

C-P Flexible Packaging has launched BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certified compostable coffee pod lidding film designed for the single-serve coffee makers.

According to C-P, this patent-pending compostable lidding is the first and only BPI-certified lidding that works with new multi-prong technology found in the leading brand of single-serve brewing machines. C-P’s proprietary compostable lidding allows several prongs to puncture the coffee pod without tearing, allowing multiple streams of hot water to saturate coffee grounds.  
 
This compostable lidding joins the C-P GreenStream portfolio of sustainable packaging designed to minimize environmental impact.  
 
According to Euromonitor, there are over 12 billion beverage pods purchased in North America each year—enough pods to encircle the earth 13 times. The company claims that its compostable lidding film used in tandem with compostable cups allows pods to be commercially composted, allowing fewer pods to end up in landfills. The material meets all the requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials test methods ASTM D6400 and ASTM 6868.  
 
Mike Hoffman, C-P Flexible Packaging CEO, said: ‘C-P is committed to being the industry leader in compostable flexible packaging as well as post-consumer recycled and recycle-ready materials. We’re investing heavily in expanding our GreenStream sustainable packaging portfolio, and our BPI-certified compostable lidding technology is just one example of this.’  
 
Beyond compostable coffee pod lidding, C-P supplies several types of retail coffee packaging to leading coffee brands, including compostable fractional packs, compostable mother bags and compostable pod overwraps. 

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