Beyond the cup: putting in place systems to increase recycling capacity
Recycling aluminium generates only 5% of the CO2 emissions compared with primary aluminium. And because it is lightweight, using aluminium also provides transportation and environmental savings when compared to other packaging materials.
Because of these environmental benefits, we are committed to supporting the development of appropriate schemes to recover and recycle small size aluminium packaging, including Nespresso capsules.
The complexities of the recycling process and logistics of capsule recovery make a standardized approach to recycling difficult. Nespresso evaluates the best option in each market and conducts pilot projects to test and compare our own collection and recycling system with national waste recovery schemes. To know more about our approach to capsule collection, read, “Perfecting our packaging solution” here.
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