Canadian startup NEXE Innovations Inc. (TSXV: NEXE) an aspiring leader in plant-based materials science and advanced manufacturing technologies, announced results from Pilot-scale composting and sieving tests for measurement of disintegration performed on its NEXE Nespresso-Compatible Pods by OWS Labs they claim conforms to international standards.
“We are extremely pleased that our NEXE Nespresso-Compatible Pods achieved 100% disintegration within 10 weeks, which is a significant improvement over the testing standard of 90% disintegration in less than 12 weeks. Our NEXE Nespresso-Compatible Pods have set a high standard for our competitors,” commented Darren Footz, Chief Executive Officer of NEXE.
According to a company press release, these results meet the “critical international standards required for certification as compostable materials, including American standards ASTM D6400 and D6868, European standard EN 13432, and International standard ISO 17088. The trials also found that NEXE Nespresso Compatible Pods had no negative effects on the quality of the resulting compost.”
Zachary Hudson, Chief Scientific Officer at NEXE, commented “These outstanding results demonstrate that our Nespresso-Compatible Pods are ready for certification in both North America and Europe. Years of R&D have led to a sustainable product that does not compromise the taste profile the consumer demands, and that can be composted completely after use.”
Another bonus: NEXE’s pods are among the only patented compostable single-serve beverage pods designed to store more volume of product per capsule than other leading brands. Over 40 billion non-compostable single-serve beverage pods made from traditional plastic are currently discarded annually to landfills around the world.
About NEXE Innovations Inc.
NEXE Innovations Inc. is a leader in plant-based compostable technology and advanced materials manufacturing based in British Columbia, Canada. The company has developed one of the only patented, fully compostable, plant-based, single-serve coffee pods for use in existing major single-serve coffee machines. The proprietary NEXE pod is designed to reduce the significant environmental impact caused by single-serve pods (+40 billion plastic pods discarded every year). With over $30M raised (equity and government funding) to date and over five years of R&D, NEXE is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable products in the single-serve coffee sector and beyond.