Cannondale has unveiled 100% compostable bidons that will be used by its World Tour road cycling teams, starting with this month’s Giro d’Italia.
Both the EF Education – EasyPost men’s team and EF Education – TIBCO – SVB women’s team will be using the bottles as a solution the approximately 34,000 bottles that teams use each year, Cannondale announced last week.
“Made from plant-derived materials, the bite valve, cap and bottle body are completely compostable, free from plasticisers, heavy metals and BPAs (bisphenol A), so making it both human and eco-friendly,” it said in a statement.
“The bottle, as green waste, will disintegrate in as quickly as three months, once exposed to micro-organisms, heat and humidity.”
This time frame is based on European Compost Standards for industrial systems.
“At home, this will be approximately 10 to 12 months due to the variability in home compost systems,” the company says.
“Each year an estimated 630,000 bottles are used in the professional peloton.
“In its continued effort to help create a more sustainable future for professional racing, Cannondale will open this innovation to the entire World Tour beyond 2022.”