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SEE HOW TO RECYCLE THE USED CAPSULES
FROM THE PROFESSIONAL LINE

Choose the best modality of our recycling services and join us in this cycle:

STANDARD COLLECTION

For the professional line customers in São Paulo and
Rio de Janeiro, just deliver the used capsules to our
carrier when you receive a new order.

RECYCLING CAR

We use an electric vehicle to collect capsules used
in pre-determined routes, in the cities of São Paulo
and Rio de Janeiro. In this service, we focus on
customers with high consumption and demand,
in order to reduce our carbon emissions.

REVERSE LOGISTIC

For the professional line customers from other cities*,
the collection of capsules is made upon delivery of a new
order by the local distributor who consolidates the volume
in their Distribution Center and delivers it to our carrier.

*In Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Campinas, Curitiba, Florianópolis,
Goiânia, Porto Alegre, and Salvador

VIA POST OFFICE

An exclusive service, free of charge, for customers who
do not have access to a recycling alternative. We will
also ship a free Nespresso Cardboard Collector* to
facilitate the capsules storage and shipping.

See how it works

When closing a professional line contract through your Nespresso consultant, you will receive the Cardboard Collector with your order.

Within 48 hours you will receive an email with the Posting Authorization to send the used capsules, free of charge, at a post office.

In the Contact Us form, fill in your personal data, and in Message Category select the option “Recycling: sending used capsules!”

Within 48 hours you will receive an email with the Authorization of Postage to send the used capsules, free of charge, at a post office.

MOMENT N CUSTOMERS

If you are a Moment N customer, your company also has access to a recycling alternative.
Contact the responsible Nespresso consultant to find out more.

BOARD IN THE SUSTAINABLE CYCLE

You and your company have an important role in this cycle!
When you choose to recycle, your coffee gains a second life:

Aluminum is 100% recyclable and is transformed into new capsules
and materials such as bicycles, pens, and watches.

The coffee grounds are transformed into organic fertilizer for
plantations, with the Nespresso Hortas project.

RECYCLING IS TAKING CARE
OF THE NEXT GENERATIONS FUTURE!

STILL IN DOUBT?

Are Nespresso capsules recyclable?

Nespresso capsules are made of aluminum – the best material to protect the freshness and quality of our coffees for a long time. Plus, the added benefit of being infinitely recyclable. We are committed to making recycling Nespresso capsules as simple and convenient as possible for our customers.

How can Nespresso customers recycle their used capsules?

Nespresso has its own scheme dedicated to recycling, offering a variety of options to make recycling used capsules a simple and convenient process for customers.

What is made with the recycled aluminum and coffee grounds?

Our recycled capsules return to the aluminum value chain, where they are transformed into countless objects, such as automotive parts, bicycles, computers, or soda cans. We also reuse coffee grounds to produce nutrient-rich organic compounds.

Why does Nespresso use aluminum in its capsules?

We use aluminum because it is the best material to protect the freshness, flavor and quality of Nespresso coffees. Aluminum is a metal present in nature and is infinitely recyclable. Thanks to aluminum, it is not necessary to use additional packaging to protect freshness, and flavor. Recycled aluminum is extremely versatile. It is estimated that 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today.

How are Nespresso capsules recycled?

Through reverse logistics, the capsules are sent to the Nespresso Recycling Center, in the city of Osasco – SP. There, the coffee grounds are mechanically separated from the aluminum, a process which does not use water. The aluminum is recycled, and the coffee grounds are destined for farmers who use it to grow organic food.

Have you ever considered using plastic capsules as an alternative?

Plastic capsules often need additional packaging to preserve freshness. Typically, this packaging is made of aluminum. We believe aluminum is the most sustainable material for our capsules as it reduces the need for additional packaging and thus protects the freshness and quality of our coffees, as well as being infinitely recyclable.