Coles launches own compostable coffee pods

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Coles has announced the launch of its home-brand compostable coffee capsules, a first for a major Australian retailer, as part of its award-winning Coles Urban Coffee Culture brand.

The Coles Urban Coffee Culture Organic Home Compostable Pods, made with bio-sourced cellulose and vegetable oils, can be composted in home compost bins where they break down in about the same time as an orange peel does.

“Coles is always looking for ways to make supermarket Own Brand and Coles Liquor’s exclusive products more eco-friendly and sustainable for shoppers,” says Coles General Manager Grocery Leanne White.

“We know that very few councils accept compostable packaging in their council food and organics waste bin, which is why we have worked with our suppliers to find a coffee pod solution which customers can compost at home,” says Leanne.

“Compostable coffee pods allow Coles to provide coffee-lovers a more sustainable solution, while still delivering a delicious quality brew.”

Each supplier Coles works with to source its Urban Coffee Culture beans is Rainforest Alliance certified. This seal means farmers have followed sustainable farming practices to help protect forests, improve their livelihoods, promote human rights, and mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.

In 2021, Coles was ranked second out of 62 food retailers globally for sustainable business practices in the World Benchmarking Alliance’s 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmark, the highest ranking for an Australian supermarket.

Coles Urban Coffee Culture compostable pods are available at Coles supermarkets nationally, priced at $4.50 for a pack of 10.

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