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RECYCLING AT NESPRESSO

Nespresso és az újrahasznosítás

RECYCLING AT NESPRESSO

The last drop doesn’t mean the last use

Nespresso has been committed to recycling since the beginning, so the coffee capsules remain valuable even after using them.

Here in Hungary we collect used coffee capsules since 2012 in our Boutiques, and you can also give your used capsules to the courier when receiving your online order since 2017.

WHY IS ALUMINIUM IMPORTANT TO NESPRESSO AS A RAW MATERIAL?

Aluminium was chosen because that it is infinitely recyclable. Each capsule, which is recycled, becomes a new form of everyday objects - as a new capsule, as a bicycle, as a Swiss knife, as a vegetable husk, as a ladder or as a frame of glasses. Learn about the recycling process, be part of our recycling efforts and protect our environment.

Further advantage that aluminium is a material which provides perfect protection for coffee from light and air, ensuring its remains fresh.

 Az alumínium elsődleges előnye
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You make a difference

Find out your impact!


How many coffees do you drink in a day?

Kávé

If you recycle every single capsule, we would be able to collect:

Up to

730

capsules collected per year, Kapszulák

corresponding to

3.6 kg

of aluminium, Óra

corresponding to

3,3 kg

of coffee ground. Kávébab

Up to

730

capsules collected per year, Kapszulák

corresponding to

3.6 kg

of aluminium, Óra

corresponding to

3,3 kg

of coffee ground. Kávébab

Up to

1460

capsules collected per year, Kapszulák

corresponding to

7.3 kg

of aluminium, Óra

corresponding to

7kg

of coffee ground. Kávébab

Up to

1825

capsules collected per year, Kapszulák

corresponding to

9.1 kg

of aluminium, Óra

corresponding to

9 kg

of coffee ground. Kávébab
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What can I do?

Which type of capsules would you like to recycle?

Barna kávé kapszula.
Barna kapszula kiválasztó
Zöld kávé kapszula alja.
Zöld kapszula kiválasztó
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COLLECT USED CAPSULES SEPARATELY IN A RECYCLING BAG

The Nespresso Recycling Bag is a sealable plastic bag made from recycled material, which we give for free to our customers.

COLLECT USED CAPSULES SEPARATELY IN A RECYCLING BAG

Collect used Nespresso Professional coffee capsules separately. Order the large Nespresso Professional Recycling bag that holds 800 Nespresso Professional used capsules. To order, contact the Lyreco Customer Service at 06 80 08 01 08 or at nespresso.hu@lyreco.com. The collection bag is free to ship with our courier service.

Article number: 10.626.795

Nespresso csomag.
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RETURN THE COLLECTED COFFEE CAPSULES

RETURN THE COLLECTED COFFEE CAPSULES

Used Nespresso Professional coffee pods are collected only by the Hungarian distributor Lyreco CE, SE Hungary Branch at the same time as the delivery of capsules.

To have your used capsules collected, please call Lyreco Customer Support at 06 80 08 01 08.

The used Nespresso Professional capsules can not be returned in Nespresso Boutiques in the absence of special permission.

Futárszolgálat kiszállítás.
By courier service
Futárszolgálat gomb.
Személyes átvétel.
In person
Személyes átvétel gomb.

Hand over your used capsules to the courier when receiving your next order.

Ikon
  1. 1. Add a free Nespresso Recycling Bag to your order.
Ikon
  1. 2. Select "Next day" or "Scheduled" delivery in the checkout process. Check the "With used capsule drop-off.
Ikon
  1. 3. When receiving your new order, please stick the sticker attached to your parcel on the black recycling bag containing your used capsules, and hand it over to the courier.

    Useful information

  • You can only drop off one bag of used coffee capsules at a time of one order pick-up.
  • Don’t forget to add a Recycling Bag to your next order.
  • This service is free.

Rendelése átvételekor adja le használt kapszuláit az átvétel helyén.

Ikon
  1. 1. Tegyen a rendeléséhez egy ingyenes használtkapszula-gyűjtőtasakot!
Ikon
  1. 2. Válassza ki az „Átvételi pontra való szállítás” opciót a szállítási módok közül, és jelölje be a „Használtkapszula-leadással” opciót.
Ikon
  1. 3. A csomag átvételkor vegye a ki a csomagban található címkét, ragassza rá használt kapszulákat tartalmazó Nespresso gyűjtőtasakra, zárja le, majd adja le az átvételi ponton.

    HASZNOS TUDNIVALÓK

  • Egyszerre csak 1 tasakot lehet odaadni a futárnak
  • A következő rendelésekor ne felejtsen el egy ingyenes gyűjtőtasakot tenni kapszuláihoz
  • A szolgáltatás igénybevétele ingyenes
  • Átvételi pontok közül csak a Magyar Posta hivatalaiban érhető el a szolgáltatás

Üzletkereső Return the collected coffee capsules to one of our Nespresso Boutiques, from where we can deliver them to the appropriate place for processing.

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WHAT HAPPENS TO COFFEE CAPSULES ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN COLLECTED?

The coffee capsules collected by us are delivered to our partner, where they are processed and recycled using appropriate skill and methods.

Első fázis
Aluminium capsules are separated from plastic recycling bags.
Második fázis
The capsules are exposed to air and dried.
Harmadik fázis
The capsules are processed, with aluminium separated from coffee grounds.
Negyedik fázis
The aluminium capsules are recycled as raw material for numerous local products, while coffee grounds recycled by composting.
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WHAT HAPPENS TO COFFEE CAPSULES ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN COLLECTED?

The coffee capsules collected by us are delivered to our partner, where they are processed and recycled using appropriate skill and methods.

Első fázis
Aluminium capsules are separated from plastic recycling bags.
Második fázis
The capsules are exposed to air and dried.
Harmadik fázis
The capsules are processed, with aluminium separated from coffee grounds.
Negyedik fázis
The aluminium capsules are recycled as raw material for numerous local products, while coffee grounds recycled by composting.

The second life of the capsules

Tipton
Válasszon

The Master Origins Colombia is our first coffee which has been produced by 80% recycled aluminium. Using recycled aluminium needs less energy during the production than using newly produced aluminum. Our goal is to make sure all our coffee capsules sold in the local market is produced with recycled aluminium by 2021.

Válasszon
Tripton

Our partner: A Tipton EyeWorks

We felt it important to choose a company for our local partner who not only create quality products, but also focus on recycling. Founded in 2004, Tipton Eyeworks is a world–renowned manufacturer of hand-made glasses made of recycled materials. Their products are produced exclusively in Hungary. Tipton's outstanding customer is the well-known glass collector Sir Elton John, who once bought the company's entire collection at a London store. Tipton's glasses are also featured by world-renowned musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, Michael Madsen, FloRida, Tarantino, or the U2 frontman Bono, and many Hungarian celebrities including Róbert Alföldi and Attila Till.

Learn more about Tipton Eyeworks


Tipton Inspired By Nespresso

The Hungarian Tipton Eyeworks designers designed a unique glass collection for Nespresso, made from recycled aluminium. Eyewear was inspired by Nespresso Kazaar, Dharkan, Roma and Livanto capsules. These exclusive, uniquely designed eyeglass frames are limited editions, which are not commercially available.

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Válasszon
Victronix

Our partner: Victorinox

Sustainability is an important part of corporate culture at Victorinox as well as at Nespresso. Both firms have long committed themselves to acting responsibly. We have come together to design a collection of Pioneer Nespresso pocket knives. The aluminium cladding of the pocket knife is made completely from recycled Nespresso capsules. The weight of the aluminium cladding on these knives is equivalent to the amount of aluminium of 24 Nespresso used capsules. The limited edition knives came in the color of the Nespresso Arpeggio (2016), Nespresso Livanto (2017) and Nespresso Dharkan (2018) capsules.




Válasszon
Caran

Our partner: Caran d'Ache

The family business was founded in Geneva in 1915 and it created its emblematic office metal ballpoint pen 849 in 1969. The two world-renowned Swiss companies committed to their values of innovation, design quality and the protection of our environment. We designed together an elegant Limited Edition ballpoint pen with a body made from 25% aluminium from recycled Nespresso capsules. The first edition came in a color of Dharkan capsules in 2018. We are continuing our collaboration with Caran d'Ache to create the 2nd limited edition of their iconic ballpoint pen in the deep green and satin-smooth color of the India capsule.




Our Master Origins Colombia coffee is the first to be packaged in capsules made using 80 percent recycled aluminum. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and one of the most recycled materials in the world. If a product is not made from newly produced but from recycled aluminum, it means significantly less energy consumption. Our goal is to have all Nespresso coffee for home consumption available in capsules made from recycled aluminum by the end of 2021.

Tripton

Our partner: A Tipton EyeWorks

We felt it important to choose a company for our local partner who not only create quality products, but also focus on recycling. Founded in 2004, Tipton Eyeworks is a world–renowned manufacturer of hand-made glasses made of recycled materials. Their products are produced exclusively in Hungary. Tipton's outstanding customer is the well-known glass collector Sir Elton John, who once bought the company's entire collection at a London store. Tipton's glasses are also featured by world-renowned musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, Michael Madsen, FloRida, Tarantino, or the U2 frontman Bono, and many Hungarian celebrities including Róbert Alföldi and Attila Till.

Learn more about Tipton Eyeworks


Tipton Inspired By Nespresso

The Hungarian Tipton Eyeworks designers designed a unique glass collection for Nespresso, made from recycled aluminium. Eyewear was inspired by Nespresso Kazaar, Dharkan, Roma and Livanto capsules. These exclusive, uniquely designed eyeglass frames are limited editions, which are not commercially available.

Previous Next
Victronix

Our partner: Victorinox

Sustainability is an important part of corporate culture at Victorinox as well as at Nespresso. Both firms have long committed themselves to acting responsibly. We have come together to design a collection of Pioneer Nespresso pocket knives. The aluminium cladding of the pocket knife is made completely from recycled Nespresso capsules. The weight of the aluminium cladding on these knives is equivalent to the amount of aluminium of 24 Nespresso used capsules. The limited edition knives came in the color of the Nespresso Arpeggio (2016), Nespresso Livanto (2017) and Nespresso Dharkan (2018) capsules.




Caran

Our partner: Caran d'Ache

The family business was founded in Geneva in 1915 and it created its emblematic office metal ballpoint pen 849 in 1969. The two world-renowned Swiss companies committed to their values of innovation, design quality and the protection of our environment. We designed together an elegant Limited Edition ballpoint pen with a body made from 25% aluminium from recycled Nespresso capsules. The first edition came in a color of Dharkan capsules in 2018. We are continuing our collaboration with Caran d'Ache to create the 2nd limited edition of their iconic ballpoint pen in the deep green and satin-smooth color of the India capsule.




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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Nespresso capsules recyclable?

Nespresso capsules are made from aluminium – the best material to protect the freshness and quality of our coffees, which has the additional benefit of being infinitely recyclable. Nespresso has been investing in its dedicated recycling scheme for more than 25 years. We are committed to making it as simple and convenient for our customers to recycle their Nespresso capsules.

How can Nespresso customers recycle their used capsules?

Nespresso has its own dedicated recycling scheme, offering a range of options to make it simple and convenient for customers to recycle their used capsules. We have more than 100,000 collection points around the world, convenient courier and postal services, and Recycle@home initiatives in 18 countries. Our ambition is to have our aluminium capsules included in established collective recycling schemes, and we are working with governments and local authorities to achieve this.

What is done with the recycled aluminium and coffee grounds?

Our recycled capsules go back into the aluminium value chain, where they are recycled into a range of uses – such as car engines, bicycles, computers, soda cans, or even new capsules. We also re-use the coffee grounds to create nutrient-rich compost or green energy.

Why does Nespresso use aluminium for its capsules?

We use aluminium because it is the best material to protect the freshness, taste and quality of Nespresso coffees. Aluminium is a naturally-occurring metal and is infinitely recyclable. Thanks to the aluminium, there is no need for additional over-packaging to protect freshness and taste. Recycled aluminium is extremely versatile. An estimated 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today. Aluminium is used in a wide range of products, from food packaging to cars and computers, window frames to bicycles.

How are Nespresso capsules recycled?

Through the dedicated Nespresso scheme, used capsules are sent to our recycling facility. They are shredded to separate the coffee grounds from the aluminium capsule. The coffee grounds are transformed into green energy or nutrient-rich compost. The empty capsules are heated to melt off the plastic coating and other materials. Once only pure aluminium remains, this is melted and recycled.

Are your capsules made from recycled aluminium?

Nespresso capsules require a special grade of aluminium. The availability of recycled aluminium in this specific grade is very low. In fact, the best source of the correct grade of aluminium is from recycled Nespresso capsules. We are using recycled Nespresso capsules to make new capsules wherever it is feasible and it makes sense environmentally.

Have you ever considered using plastic capsules as an alternative?

Plastic capsules generally need more packaging such as an additional wrapper to preserve freshness. Ironically, this is often made of aluminium. We believe aluminium is the more sustainable material for our capsules as it reduces the need for extra packaging and protects the freshness and quality of our coffee - and it is infinitely recyclable.

What is the carbon footprint of portioned coffee?

We believe that portioned coffee makes sense from a sustainability perspective. We use a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach to measure the carbon footprint of our products. We are working at all stages of our product life-cycle – from seed to sip – to reduce our environment impact. Since 2009, we have already reduced the carbon footprint of every cup of Nespresso by almost 20%.

Does portioned coffee generate unnecessary waste?

We use a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach to measure the environmental impact of our products. It shows that the greatest impacts are the processes of coffee farming, followed by the machine-use phase. Packaging is not the main driver of the environmental impact, it only comes third. With the Nespresso precision consumption system, our customers only use the exact amount of water, coffee and energy needed to make one cup with no wasted resources - minimizing food, water and energy waste. The precise use of resources in a precision consumption system can actually reduce waste, and in many scenarios this more than compensates for the additional packaging used for portioned coffee.