ALPLA, under the Blue Circle Packaging label will offer its customers packaging solutions that are all biodegradable and thereby contribute towards sustainability. This is based on plastics made of renewable raw materials.
Said Nicolas Lehner, CCO, ALPLA Group: “We see the establishment of our own label which includes all of our products made from biodegradable materials as a clear commitment to our activities in this future market. They are a recyclable addition to our existing packaging solutions.”
The establishment of Blue Circle Packaging goes hand in hand with the holistic approach taken by ALPLA, whereby all product areas and packaging solutions should be developed with a view to a functioning circular economy. One important field of research (Replace) involves the use of alternative materials made of renewable raw materials.
With the first product from the Blue Circle range, ALPLA is offering its customers home-compostable coffee capsules. The coffee capsules produced using injection moulding are characterised by their technical and aroma-preserving properties – and on top of that, they are also compostable at home. With the TÜV certificates OK Compost HOME and OK Compost INDUSTRIAL, they are suitable for disposal in home compost as well as in the organic waste bin.
In conjunction with the coffee roaster Amann Kaffee and the agency Silberball, ALPLA founded the start-up Blue Circle Coffee (bluecircle-coffee.com). It offers roasting houses and smaller coffee suppliers extensive expertise in roasting, filling, packaging and marketing coffee in home-compostable coffee capsules. Consumers can also order three varieties of the company’s own Blue Circle coffee line via an integrated web shop. For more visit alpla.com