Recycling at Nespresso Professional

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Responsible recycling

It is important to us to make recycling your capsules and protecting the environment as easy as possible.

That's why Nespresso introduced its own recycling system in Austria 10 years ago.


Why Aluminium?

The aluminum capsule protects the freshness and fine aromas of Nespresso coffee from:

  • Oxygen
  • Light
  • Humidity

How can capsules be recycled?

You can easily and conveniently recycle your Nespresso capsules via the public blue containers intended for metal packaging in 14 regions throughout Austria:

5 cities
Graz | Innsbruck | Krems | Linz | Vienna

9 districts
Bruck-Mürzzuschlag | Feldbach | Krems Land | Leoben | Lilienfeld
Mödling | Neunkirchen | Scheibbs | Wiener Neustadt | Graz |
Innsbruck | Krems | Linz | Vienna

What happens to used capsules?




Coffee capsules make up only 0.3% of all packaging

Grüner Punkt
Auto und Fahrrad

Secondary alumium
can be transformed into new items

Nespresso Recycling Behälter

Nespresso Recycling Bin

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Get involved! By recycling in your company you give your used aluminum capsules a second lease of life.

 Nespresso Recyclingbehälter

Nespresso Recycling Bag

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Sustainable use of aluminum

Nespresso is committed to the sustainable use of aluminum and is a founding member of the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI). ASI is committed to the sustainable procurement of bauxite and aluminum production.

The ASI standard addresses critical aspects of the entire aluminum value chain, including the protection of biodiversity in resource extraction and the protection of indigenous peoples' rights.

Recycling, the final step in a series of concrete measures for more sustainability

As a supplier of premium coffee, we bear responsibility for the world in which we live. Our responsibility does not end with the enjoyment of coffee or our commitment to recycling.

Nespresso is committed to acting responsibly and making a positive difference wherever possible. For our coffee farmers, but also for society and the environment.