Smile Compostable Solutions® was honored with the first U.S. Plastics Pact Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award in the compostability category. The award recognizes companies that are eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastic packaging and ensuring that 100% of plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Smile, whose products are developed and produced in Germany by Bio-Caps GmbH, is being honored for its progress in sustainable packaging solutions that contribute to a circular economy.

The expert panel of circular economy and packaging engineers from leading retailers and sustainability organizations selected Smile for its improved environmental impact, commercial feasibility and potential to move the industry towards a circular economy. Smile's coffee capsules offer a convenient and sustainable solution for polypropylene plastic (PP #5) coffee pods, especially in regions with limited recycling options and food contact.

Bio-Caps GmbH congratulates on this innovative award. Smile's coffee pods are BPI-certified and meet the highest standards for composting. They offer an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastic pods and help to reduce the plastic and carbon footprint. Smile's holistic approach was praised by the judges, and Bio-Caps GmbH is honored to contribute to this sustainable solution.