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Can I Still Use Compostable Pods if I don't Compost?

Yes! First of all it’s fantastic coffee and we would never deny you that...

Second, small changes in your everyday routine (like switching from plastic to compostable pods) can make a huge difference.

We LOVE composting, but even if you don’t have a home compost or town pick-up our compostable coffee pods are still a great option. Let’s break it down (just a little composting humor...)

Save the Landfill

Compostable products are made of organic materials that can be broken down into a nutrient rich soil. Your garden is seriously going to love our Bold and Brilliant roast…

But not everyone has the capability or know-how to do a home compost. While more cities are offering municipal compost, there’s still a long way to go to make this the norm.

Don’t worry! Our pods are still a better choice for your home if you don’t have compost options. Getting away from plastic is a huge win for the environment. Plastic pods take 400-1000 years to decompose and can leach toxic chemicals over time.

You may have heard that compostable products in a landfill emit methane. This is true, however, if you are not currently composting, all your organics are going to the landfill already. Even if our products end up in a landfill, it’s still better than adding plastic pods to the mix.

PLA plant-based plastics in a landfill is a low producing source of methane. Landfills are also designed with limited oxygen and when full, methane will be captured and reused. Check out this study on PLA plastic in a landfill.


Biodegradable and Compostable is Always Better Than Plastic

Consumers have a lot of power to drive demand away from plastic. Many businesses are starting to catch up and take responsibility for their environmental impact, but nothing makes as big a difference as what people buy. If we as consumers decide not to purchase products made from non-renewable and unsustainable materials, the demand for these products will go down.

We think about the whole lifestyle of our product, from where we source our coffee, to the materials used to make our packaging, to how those products will eventually breakdown. We want our entire supply chain to reflect our values, and that means earth-friendly solutions at every step...and absolutely NO plastic!

We’re on a mission to put plastic pods out of business for good. Every year, around 12 billion K-cups end up in the landfill...that’s enough to circle the earth a dozen times! If even 1% of coffee drinkers switched from plastic k-cups to our compostable pods, that saves 100 million pieces of plastic from going to the landfill.

Ready to Compost?

Start a backyard compost! It’s easier than you think.

Check out this simple tutorial to get started


-You can throw your whole Tayst pod in your home compost, however, the ring may take much longer to breakdown as these are meant to breakdown in an industrial facility. For home composting we recommend separating the coffee mesh from the ring before adding to your compost or sifting out the rings once the coffee grounds and mesh have decomposed.

Want to encourage composting in your community?

Industrial composting allows for more materials to be composted that cannot be easily done at home or would take much longer. Many cities have begun offering municipal compost and opening industrial composting facilities. This makes a huge impact on making composting a convenient and sustainable option for not just you, but all your neighbors! Demanding industrial compost facilities to be readily available is very important in encouraging more people to compost.

Find out more about compost pick-ups

Check out these innovative composting companies around the country