Nespresso capsules are made of aluminium, an infinitely recyclable material.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS
Then, the bag is delivered to a recycling facility where the coffee grounds are separated from the aluminium. They are
then composted and the aluminium recycled.
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You can pick up your recycling bag by visiting a Nespresso Boutique.
Thank you for your support in making this program a success.
Q & A
How do I recycle my capsules?
To give a second life to Nespresso capsules, simply put used capsules in the black recycling bag provided at no extra
cost when coffee capsules are purchased, and return the bag to one of our 51 collection points across the country,
including Nespresso boutiques.
How are my capsules recycled? What happens with them?
Once collected, the capsules are shipped to a partner where they undergo a technological process, the first of its
kind in Canada, which mechanically separates the coffee grounds from the aluminium. The aluminium is repurposed
into various objects and the coffee grounds are transformed into a high-quality compost, used by farms, at no
additional cost to citizens or municipalities.
How can I be sure that they are really recycled?
Nespresso works closely with service providers to ensure that capsules collected are recycled. Nespresso conducts
audits of service providers and controls monthly the volume of recyclable capsules returns.
Can I open the pods and only recycle the aluminium part?
Yes, however Nespresso continues to offer this recycling service as a part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.
Why does Nespresso use aluminium when other materials are available?
We are in discussions with waste-sorting facility managers in several regions of Quebec. aluminium is the best material
to protect the freshness, taste and quality of the Nespresso coffees, maintaining the high quality standard of
the coffee from roasting to cup. It has a unique advantage of being infinitely recyclable and thanks to the robustness
of aluminium, there is no need for additional packaging to protect the freshness and taste. Recycled aluminium
is extremely versatile. An estimated 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today, according to the
European aluminium Association.