Sampling Offered at Four Sponsored Events on Earth Day Weekend
(PORTSMOUTH, Va. – March 30, 2016) – Hills Bros.® Coffee will debut the first certified 100 percent compostable single-serve coffee in the United States on Earth Day in Chicago.
Hills Bros. ® Coffee will be offering fresh brewed coffee, memorabilia and single-serving samples at four separate sponsored Earth Day events in Chicago:
- Earth Day Metra Commuter Party, Friday, April 22 from 7:30 to 9 a.m., plus a chance to win coffee for a year with 101.9 The Mix, at Metra Transportation Centers:
Ogilvie—500 W. Madison St.
Millennium—151 N. Michigan Ave.
LaSalle—414 S. LaSalle Ave.
- Clean Up The Parks hosted by Friends of the Park – Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Whistler Woods;
- Party for the Planet hosted by Brookfield Zoo – Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Brookfield Zoo;
- The Champion of Trees 10k Run hosted by the Morton Arboretum – Sunday April 24, 2016, 8 a.m. starting time at the Morton Arboretum
“In 2014 alone, more than 10 billion plastic single-serve cups were thrown into landfills,” said Sarah Cunningham, senior marketing manager of Hills Bros. ® coffee. “Our new coffee pods are certified 100% compostable and designed to go back to the land – not the landfill.”
“We can’t think of a better day to introduce our Hills Bros. Brew & Renew campaign or a better place than Chicago to unveil the innovative PURPOD100™ coffee pod.”
Certification by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) means the new PURPOD100™ single serve coffee pod product will break down in less than 100 days in municipal composting facilities, quickly and safely returning the product to the soil. (https://www.mzb-usa.com/compostability/)
Throughout the weekend, brewed Hills Bros. pods and certified compostable paper cups will be collected by The Resource Center, a commercial composter based in Chicago, to be made into compost for use at City Farm and other urban farming projects. Hills Bros. ® coffee is one of the first coffee brands in the country to introduce certified 100% compostable pods, PURPOD100™. Hills Bros. 100% certified compostable single-serve coffee pods will be available for purchase at the end of April at local retailers Jewel and Mariano’s as well as online at Amazon.com. Hills Bros. is owned by Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, one of the country’s largest coffee roasters.
About Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA:
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is among the nation’s largest coffee roasters, with nationally recognized retail brands including Hills Bros.®, Chock full o’Nuts®, Segafredo Zanetti®, Kauai Coffee®, MJB® and Chase & Sanborn®. In its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Suffolk, Va., the company produces proprietary and private label coffee, tea and drink mix for customers in all retail and food service channels throughout North America and around the world. In addition, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA franchises Chock full o’Nuts® Coffee Shops and Segafredo Zanetti Espresso® Cafés. Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, comprised of nearly 50 companies operating in over 100 countries. For more information, visit: www.mzb-usa.com.