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NESPRESSO RECYCLING

RECYCLING TOGETHER

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What if one simple gesture could make all the difference? Each capsule that is recycled is another step towards a more sustainable world. It is through actions, yours and ours, that each day, we make our coffee breaks not only taste good, but also feel good. Let's continue to have an impact on our future together!

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COLLECT

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GET YOUR RECYCLING BAG

Totally free, it is the essential accessory that makes your daily recycling easier.

Bag Recycling Nespresso

The recycling bag

Our recycling bag made from plant residues enables you to recycle your capsules in just a few steps. Acting responsibly becomes so simple!

Original
200 capsules

Vertuo
100 capsules

Pro
300 capsules

GET YOUR FREE BAG

Get your recycling bag or order it from one of the following**:

Once you have your bag, just use it with:

Bac Recycling Nespresso

Recycling bin

14,00€
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RETURN YOUR BAG

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At home
or at the office

You don't feel like going out? When your recycling bag is full, return it to your carrier when he delivers your Nespresso order.

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Boutique & Delitraiteur*

Our 11 boutiques and our 34 Delitraiteurs are committed too, by your side! Just drop off your recycling bag at your nearest sales point.

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Collection points**

Did you know that we have more than 1000 collection points in Belgium and Luxembourg? There is definitely one close to you.

Discover your closest recycling point

*Collection points in Belgium and Luxembourg. Delitraiteurs in Belgium only. ** Some of the recycling points might not be up to date. Please contact them before going there.

RECYCLE

NOW, IT IS OUR TURN TO ACT

Much more than just a coffee…Nespresso is committed in every step: from production to recycling, we strive to curb our environmental footprint. Once collected, your aluminium capsules head off for our recycling plant in Lichtenvoorde (The Netherlands). Our goal: separating the aluminium from the coffee grounds and then transforming them.

recycling bag

You've just finished enjoying your Nespresso coffee. What's next for your used capsules if you recycle them?

recycling transport

They head off to the recycling plant where the coffee grounds are separated from the aluminium and the plastic of the recycling bags.

aluminium

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coffee grounds

Alu

The aluminium is recycled to be turned into various types of products.

Bio

Coffee grounds get a second life as biogas and soil improver.

REINVENT

FOR EACH CAPSULE, A SECOND LIFE

Aluminium is not just 100% recyclable, it’s infinitely recyclable. Each of our recycled capsules re-enters the aluminium value chain and can come back to life as an everyday product that embodies our recycling efforts. New capsules, of course...but also a Swiss knife, a bicycle, a pen...and much more. Imagination is the only limit!

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Caran d'Ache ballpoint pen

What better object than a pen to write a new story about recycling? Caran d'Ache and Nespresso have collaborated to breathe new life into aluminium by creating an iconic ballpoint pen made of recycled capsules. This pen definitely has its own signature!

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The Nespresso X Vélosophy bike

The perfect blend for conscious-living coffee lovers. The RE:CYCLE stylish Arpeggio purple bike, produced in partnership with Swedish bike brand Vélosophy, is made from recycled Nespresso capsules. Thanks to is cup-holders, you can even carry your favourite coffee along with you. So we’ve come a full circle.

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Victorinox Swiss knife

24 capsules in a knife. Here is the fruit of an ingenious encounter between two essential everyday objects! Nespresso and the famous Swiss cutler Victorinox have thus designed a limited edition of the emblematic « Pioneer » Swiss knife. Its handle is made entirely from recycled Nespresso capsules.

The unexpected powers of coffee grounds

Once separated from the aluminium, our coffee grounds are redirected to Nimègue (The Netherlands). It's there that their life will take another turn.

The coffee grounds fermentation will produce 2 types of gases: CO2 that is geared towards the agricultural sector and methane that will be used as fuel for local buses.

Once the gas is produced, the organic matter residue is then used as nutrient-rich compost for agriculture.

And all this comes from your Nespresso capsules.
Amazing, isn't it?

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Energy for public transports

Biogas is used to power the bus company Connexion in the city of Nijmegen (The Netherlands).

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Fertilizer for greenhouses

CO2 is injected into OCAP's greenhouses in Rotterdam and The Hague to boost flower growth.

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Compost for agriculture

Organic matter is used as compost for the agricultural sector.

RECYCLING BY NESPRESSO: FIGURES

100%

our recycling capacity today.

1000+

collecting points to drop off your recycling bags across Belgium and Luxembourg.

30%

of our Nespresso capsules are collected today in Belgium and Luxembourg. We count on you to reach 100%!

80%

of recycled aluminium used to make all our capsules: this is the target we have set ourselves for the end of 2021.

OUR ACTIONS

AREME - ACTING TOGETHER FOR RECYCLING

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Blue bags for a greener future. With the AREME initiative, Nespresso has committed alongside with the Bel Group and European Aluminium to improve the recycling of small aluminium packaging and items through the PMC bags collecting system. An innovative circular economy approach that capitalizes on the infinite recycling potential of aluminium.

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100% COMMITTED

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In 2020 we launched our first capsules made from 80% recycled aluminium. We aim at having all our capsules used by the general public meet this standard by the end of 2021. Why 80% and not 100%? Because we need to use pure aluminium to get the special grade that protects your coffee and preserves its freshness. We will continue to put all our efforts into increasing the proportion of recycled aluminium in our capsules. To be continued...

A SUSTAINABLE Delivery

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Same-day delivery may be convenient but we believe that it is not eco-friendly enough. We have therefore decided to suspend this service in order to reduce our carbon footprint. This enables us to save more than 100 000 kilometres a year! At the same time, we have extended our bicycle delivery pilot project to the cities of Antwerp and Ghent, and soon to Brussels. And even more: our 2-wheel delivery partners are committed to taking your capsules back to offer them a new breath of life.

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