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Solinatra coffee capsules have received TÜV Austria compostability certification

Robert de Jong, the CEO of the company: “We’ve developed our natural and plant-based materials to be the solution to fossil based, polluting plastics. The certification is confirmation that Solinatra is the truly sustainable choice"

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Solinatra has been leading the way with truly sustainable materials, and announces their compostability certification from TÜV Austria. Coffee capsules made of Solinatra have been awarded “OK compost Industrial” by TÜV Austria CERT GmbH, confirming that the 100% natural, plant-based capsules are the eco-friendlier choice.

Solinatra CEO, Robert de Jong: “We’ve developed our natural and plant-based materials to be the solution to fossil based, polluting plastics. The certification is confirmation that Solinatra is the truly sustainable choice.”

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Coffee capsules made of Solinatra are 100% natural, plant-based, biodegradable, compostable and contain zero fossil-derived ingredients nor leave behind any microplastics. The innovative capsules have high oxygen barrier and water vapour barrier properties, meaning the coffee stays fresh for a perfect brewing experience every time.

More than 70 billion single serve coffee capsules were sold worldwide in 2022 – enough to circle the planet 51 times. Plastic and aluminium capsules need to have their lid and the coffee grounds removed before they can be washed and recycled.

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Coffee capsules made of Solinatra can simply be included with food waste collections making it easy for consumers to properly dispose of their capsules. Composting of coffee capsules results in high quality fertiliser, enabling a more circular economy and reducing the environmental impact compared to plastic or aluminium.

Solinatra has been leading the way with truly sustainable materials, developing innovative grades of material to replace fossil-based plastics. Patented processes transform plant waste from harvested crops and agricultural by-products into a biopolymer that runs in standard injection moulding machinery, enabling a smooth transition for manufacturers to switch from polluting, fossil-based plastics to compostable, circular solutions.

The innovative bioplastic materials developed by Solinatra are 100% natural, fully biodegradable and compostable leaving no microplastics. Solinatra is the truly sustainable alternative to individual use plastic, suitable to produce packaging and products without the use of fossil-based plastics.

About Solinatra

Solinatra is a materials development company, headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with an R&D Centre in Norwich, UK and representative offices in the USA, Türkiye and Indonesia. Founded in 2020, Solinatra is an innovative scale-up developing truly sustainable grades of material to replace polluting plastics.

Solinatra material is fully natural and plant-based and degrades naturally. Solinatra won the Federation of Small Businesses Environmental/ Sustainability Award in 2022. Four grades of Solinatra are now available to eco-conscientious brands and converters such as injection moulders and manufacturers.

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