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How Compostable Single-Serve Pods & Consumer-Driven Sustainability Trends are Influencing Roasters in the Post-Covid-19 Era

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Covid-19 has changed the way consumers get their daily caffeine intake: consumption habits have been altered as more and more people are drinking coffee at home. But change brings new opportunities: roasters are adapting their offering to these new trends and single-serve pods are a key success factor to survive in this “new market.” Simultaneously, consumers, governments, and NGO’s have unprecedented awareness of climate change and the environmental impact of single-use packaging including spent coffee pods. In response, growing circular economy frameworks like the New Plastics Economy from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation are explicitly prioritizing the scale-up of compostable packaging for coffee capsules to help recover the nutrients from the brewed coffee grounds.

In this webinar we will discuss how a fully compostable pod provides a simple system for diverting used coffee grounds to industrial compost, highlight compostable material trends and pod designs, and how this all comes in a high quality, convenient home brewing experience for consumers.



Flavio Di Marcotullio, Performance Packaging, Business Development Manager, NatureWorks

Flavio Di Marcotullio is a Business Development Manager for Performance Packaging, Southern Europe, for NatureWorks. In his role, Mr. Marcotullio is responsible for developing and engaging customers to grow market share in Italy, France and Spain across key business segments including fresh food packaging, foodservice, flexible packaging, bottles and cards.

Prior to joining NatureWorks in 2013, Mr. Di Marcotullio worked at Cargill, Inc. (Spain) in various business development and marketing roles. Prior to Cargill he held positions at Banc Sabadell, Paul Mitchell, Bayer, Italicatessen Ltd. and Keywords International.