Compostable Coffee Capsules according to EN 13432
A compostable product is one that can be degraded biologically with other organic waste in individual or industrial compost, without release of toxic products, but leave nutrients for new crops.
EN13432 standard, a harmonized European standard published in 2000, defines and frames the characteristics of packaging and recyclable products through biodegradation and composting. The requirements of the EN13432 standard for biodegradable and compostable products are mainly reflected in four aspects:
- Biodegradation: 90% biodegradation in less than two months to be achieved
- Disintegration: fragmentation and complete loss of visibility in the final compost
- Composition: A maximum rate defined volatile solids, heavy metals must be respected
- Ecotoxicity: The quality of the compost should not be changed and the residue should not be toxic to the environment.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe CHELCHELLE G1 Natural
Gedeb is one of the districts in the Southern Nations. Part of the Gedeo Zone, Gdeb is bordered on the east and south by the Oromia Region, on the west by Kochere, on the northwest by Yirgacheffe, and on the north by Bule.
Between the driest and wettest months, the difference in precipitation is 231mm. The variation in annual temperature is around 2.3 degrees Celsius.
Coffee was introduced into Ethiopia in the 1970s and Yirgacheffe was the location of the very first processing mill.