Our commitment to recycling
As pioneers in portioned coffee, we're also leading the way in recycling.
An idea that
has come a long way
For Nespresso, aluminium was the natural choice for the shell of its coffee capsules because it's the only material that can preserve the coffee’s precious aromas by protecting it from light, oxygen and humidity. And also because it can be recycled endlessly without losing any of its properties.
As early as 1991, Nespresso set up a system for collecting and recycling its aluminium capsules throughout Switzerland. Today, there are three different ways to return your used capsules for recycling: in more than 3’700 collection points, at any Nespresso boutiques and partner stores, or from the comfort of your own home, thanks to the free "Recycling at Home” collection service.
MOVING TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AND TRACEABLE ALUMINIUM
Together with other players in the aluminium industry, with the support of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Nespresso has drafted an initiative to define the first standard for the sustainability and traceability of aluminium. The short-term aim is for 100% of Nespresso coffee capsules to be made of aluminium certified to this standard.
Do you know what becomes of your used capsules?Read on to find out