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Recycling is a Nespresso Priority

Sustainability is a key focus for Nespresso Australia. This is why we have developed our own
nationwide recycling program to help make recycling used Nespresso aluminium capsules as
easy as possible. We also collaborate with respected partners, such as Australia Post to
increase the availability of collection options.

of Club Members have a recycling
point within 10km of their address
(June, 2016)


of Club Members who
participated in our Australia
Post Satchel Trial agreed it was
a great initiative (June, 2016)

Over 300

collection points are available
Australia wide

Nespresso Australia Goals

Nespresso Australia Goals

Nespresso Australia is committed to ensuring we are
part of a sustainable coffee economy. The good
news is that our coffee capsules are made from
aluminium, which is infinitely recyclable. However,
we face a challenge in that our products cannot be
recycled through Australia’s domestic waste
systems. That is why since 2010, we have made
recycling available in our Boutiques, and have
worked with a recycling plant in Southern NSW to
put in place a dedicated system to recycle our used
aluminium capsules.

Our commitment is to continually improve our
recycling program to help ensure that as many used
Nespresso capsules are recycled as possible.

  • We are focusing on:

  • Continuing to remove barriers to recycling by developing more options and easier accessibility for our Club Members.
  • Collaborating with credible partners through a Recycling Working Group, to help inform our initiatives. Founding members include Paul Klymenko, CEO of Planet Ark, and Nick Rowley, former advisor to British Prime Minister Tony Blair on climate change and sustainability, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney.
  • Education and awareness, keeping our Club Members informed about the recyclability of our capsules and the recycling options we provide to them.
  • Encouraging behaviour change, so that recycling our aluminium capsules becomes a habit.

Continue to increase the
number of collection points


of Nespresso Club Members have
access to a recycling option

Collaborate with key
environmental partners

Nespresso Global Sustainability Approach

Nespresso has a sustainability vision for 2020 called
The Positive Cup. It builds on significant steps the
company has taken over the past 13 years to improve
farmer welfare and drive environmental
sustainability in coffee sourcing and consumption.
The Positive Cup aims to create positive outcomes
for coffee farmers, the communities we operate
in, the environment and for Nespresso as a business.

Nespresso Global Sustainability Approach