The convenience of using coffee pods or K-Cups to brew coffee has created a huge demand for the product, as well as staggering environmental damage.
However, a Vancouver company is hoping to change that with the world’s first biodegradable and compostable coffee pod.
The G-Cup is made out of a biodegradable fibre that mimics how a coffee pod works except for the fact that it will compost within 4 months.
Inventor of the G-Cup Darren Footz says more than 10-billion coffee pods ended up in landfills last year.
“Unfortunately because there’s a predominance of these machines in US and Canada we just see a far greater number of these plastic cups that don’t have any option other than to go to landfills.”
“G-Cup we believe not only will eventually replace plastic K-Cups, but will grow the market for single serve all together. A lot of people that love the convenience of a single serve coffee machine have avoided purchasing a machine because of this problem.”
Footz says he has been in touch with coffee companies in the States and hopes to get his produce on the shelves by the end of the year.