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G-PAK Receives $2.5 Million in Funding from the Government of Canada

March 16, 2017 – G-PAK is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive $2.5 Million in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada.

“Canadian companies are working hard to bring their innovative products and services to market,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada. “The Government of Canada is proud to help G-PAK Technology in developing sustainable consumer products. It is organizations like this that are promoting economic growth, creating high-quality jobs for Canadians, and furthering Canada’s innovation landscape.”


Government of Canada Announces $14.8 Million for Innovative British Columbia Businesses

The Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace....Read More

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Vancouver company patents first 100% biodegradable coffee pod

Reported by: Lynda Steele   and Sandra Hermiston  

A made-in-Vancouver invention is offering a solution to a potential environmental disaster. The K-Cup is the world’s most popular single-serve coffee container and it is estimated 10 billion of the single-serve coffee pods are thrown into North American landfills every ...Read More


A B.C. startup has found a way to make your morning more green

Written by: Martin

It’s pretty difficult to get out of sleeping mode and and get ready to work without coffee, and the majority of Canadians, if not the rest of the world, rely on coffee. Lately, our coffee fix has been coming from single use machines like the Keurig and Tassimo, with the little cups you just pop in and let ‘er ...Read More.


G-PAK awakens single-cup brew giants with its environmentally friendly pod

Written by: Elisa Birnbaum 

Imagine if instead of a stone, David slung a sustainable coffee pod at Goliath’s head. Darren Footz, CEO of G-PAK — a company that patented a 100 per cent compostable single serve beverage pod — will be taking his shot in 2016. And like David, disruption for Footz is ...Read More


Vancouver Based G-PAK Technology Inc. works with UBC Researchers and Alumni to Launch Worlds First 100% Compostable Coffee Pod.

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How did a small company making compostable coffee pods get the attention of a Nation? With hard work, innovation, and a little help from UBC’s finest. G-PAK is solving a global waste problem, which has now resulted in more than 60 billion single serve coffee pods being dumped into landfills. If lined up side by side, that...Read More


The Globe and Mail reports on G-Pak

The environmental tipping point of one-cup coffee pods

Written by: Eric Atkins   

Coffee drinkers’ love of an easy fix has created a multibillion-dollar market for single-serve coffee cups and the machines that brew them. It has also created a mountain of eternal garbage, and a race to hit the shelves with coffee pods that can be chucked in the compost or ...Read More


G-PAK, Vancouver Company, Patents 1st Compostable Coffee Pods

Written by: Rhianna Schmunk 

A Vancouver-based company has come up with 100 per cent compostable coffee pods as a solution to uneconomical and incredibly wasteful K-Cups. The plastic single-serve coffee pods designed for Keurig machines have exploded in popularity, but the garbage it creates has become a gl...Read More



G-PAK Announces World's First Fully Compostable Beverage Pod for Millions of Single Serve Coffee Machines

A Vancouver based start-up focused on sustainable packaging, is pleased to announce it's achieved commercial ready status, after receiving favorable results from the University of British Columbia (UBC) for its patented "rigid cup" beverage pod design...Read More



G-PAK - The Ultimate sustainable coffee pod solution

Written by: Matt Bradbury 

When the single serve coffee brewer started to take off several years ago, the convenience of being able to make an individual cup of coffee at the press of a button had everyone in a tizzy, and sales have continued to rise. No seriously, in 2014 Keurig sold enough coffee pods to encircle the earth’s equator 10.5 ...Read More


A magazine for the global citizen 

How to Make Your Coffee Habit Better for the Environment

Written by: Aarian Marshall 

Last year, Keurig founder John Sylvan said he was ambivalent about his blockbuster invention, the single-serve coffee pod. Sure, he had sold his share of the company in 1997 for $50,000, and his invention accounted for most of the $4.5 billion in sales that Keurig Green Mountain made last year—so that was, perhaps, a mi...Read More



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Vancouver’s G-PAK patents first 100% compostable, biodegradable coffee pod
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Vancouver’s G-PAK Ready To Disrupt Massively Wasteful Single-Serve Coffee Pod Market
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G-PAK Announces World's First Fully Compostable Beverage Pod for Millions of Single Serve Coffee Machines
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Waste Not! G-PAK  is 100% Compostable Coffee Pod
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Vancouver company just solved a huge problem for coffee drinkers
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