Blue Circle Pack­a­ging – new label for biode­gra­dable products

ALPLA is bund­ling its biode­gra­dable pack­a­ging solu­tions under a new brand. Home-compostable coffee cap­sules are the first pro­duct available on the market.

Hard, 13 July 2021 – The ALPLA Group, a global pack­a­ging pro­ducer and spe­cia­list in recy­cling, is con­so­li­da­ting its deve­lo­p­ments in rela­tion to biode­gra­dable pack­a­ging solu­tions under its new Blue Circle Pack­a­ging label. Home-compostable coffee cap­sules are the first pro­duct available on the market.

Under the Blue Circle Pack­a­ging label (, ALPLA will offer its cus­to­mers pack­a­ging solu­tions that are all biode­gra­dable and thereby con­tri­bute to sus­taina­bi­lity. This is based on pla­s­tics made of rene­wable raw mate­rials. ‘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,’ says Nicolas Lehner, CCO of the ALPLA Group and respon­sible for global sales.

In line with the cir­cular economy
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.

Home-compostable coffee capsules
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.*

Joint ven­ture for coffee
In con­junc­tion with the coffee roaster Amann Kaffee and the agency Sil­ber­ball, ALPLA founded the start-up Blue Circle Coffee ( 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.

 *To dis­pose of them in the organic waste bin (indus­trial com­pos­ting), please contact your local waste manage­ment com­pany and enquire about waste dis­posal in accordance with the EN 13432 standard.


About ALPLA Group
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 21,600 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at 178 sites across 45 countries. The high-quality packaging is used in a wide range of areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household detergents, washing and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.

ALPLA operates its own recycling plants for PET and HDPE in Austria, Poland and Spain, and in the form of joint ventures in Mexico and Germany. Other projects are being realised elsewhere around the world.


Enquiry infor­ma­tion for editorial
ALPLA, Gernot Schweig­kofler (Senior Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Manager), tel.: +43 (0)5574 6021 046, email:
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