Nespresso recycles used coffee pods

Nespresso is scaling up its recycling system for used aluminium capsules to tackle the issue of coffee pod waste.

Nespresso General Manager Loic Rethore said the company’s investment in the system ensures customers can recycle their used Nespresso capsules, regardless of how remotely they live.

To celebrate the initiative, Nespresso have launched a series of limited-edition pens made with aluminium from used coffee pods in partnership with Swiss writing and drawing instrument manufacturers Caran d’Ache.

“We’re delighted to be partnering once again with Caran d’Ache to bring our customers this accessory, a true celebration of the infinite recyclability of aluminium and the value of this commodity in the circular economy,” Mr Rethore said.

“The pen demonstrates how up-cycling can result in the creation of design objects, giving new value to what was once considered waste.”

Mr Rethore said there are four ways customers can recycle their used coffee capsules, including participating in a bulk recycling collection initiative, returning used aluminium capsules to a Nespresso Boutique, dropping them off at a participating florist collection point or posting used capsules back to Nespresso using a special Australia Post satchel.

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