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Recyclable Pods

With an estimated 20+ billion pods to be consumed in 2017, the industry needs Eco-Friendly Solutions that offer all of the advantages of being in single-serve capsules without any of the wasteful byproducts.

Intelligent Blends is proud to offer our Award-Winning #5 Recyclable Pods to clients who promote sustainability. An innovation in the single-serve coffee and beverage market, the team at Intelligent Blends is passionate about positively impacting the environment one cup at a time. Our Recyclable cups are comprised of an advanced proprietary blend of #5 Recyclable Polypropylene (PP) along with other eco-friendly materials which gives our cups a 2 year shelf life.

Recyclable Capsules Offer a Superior Moisture Barrier

While both traditional plastic pods made from polystyrene (PS) and recyclable pods made from polypropylene (PP) include EVOH as an effective moisture/oxygen barrier, our recyclable PP cups boast 15x the moisture barrier of PS cups.

ACTUAL Water Vapor Transmission Rate DATA:
Polystyrene (PS) = 0.00817 g/package/day
Polypropylene (PP) = 0.00054 g/package/day.*

 

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Committed to developing sustainable solutions in the single-serve market, Intelligent Blends is staying on the cutting-edge actively working with companies all over the world to research and develop innovative single-serve packaging products that will continue to positively impact the environment. Recyclable pods are just the beginning. As part of our commitment, we proudly offer our innovative Recyclable single-serve capsules at no extra cost. Since introducing our “Eco Pods” in March of 2014, we’ve packed millions cups for Brands and Roasters all over the United States and abroad.

  1. COST – Provide an equal cost alternative for a superior Recyclable produce.
  2. QUALITY – Provide a solution that improves the quality of the product and/or extends shelf life.
  3. SUSTAINABILITY – A solution that is more sustainable with substantially lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
  4. RECYCLABILITY – Potential to recycle both externally and even closed loop.

Polypropylene (PP) vs. Polystyrene (PS) Environmental Comparison


Polystyrene (PS) versus Polypropylene (PP) for Green House Gas emissions – Polypropylene (PP) produces 43% less Green House Gas emissions. This difference is attributed to the savings in energy required to produce the polymers during the production process.*

 

 

* Source: “Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Inventory of Nine Plastic Resins and Four Polyurethane Precursors,” prepared by Franklin Associates for The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council, 2011.

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