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Nespresso Professional Recycling

Recycling your used Nespresso capsules is easy! Use our recycling bags and return it through one of several collection points. If your monthly consumption exceeds 1200 capsules, please contact us and ask for your Recycling Container. It will be picked up within 2 working days at no extra cost!

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Recycling Process

Every Capsule Has Future Potential

Nespresso uses aluminium for its capsules as it is the best material available today to protect the freshness, taste and quality of the Nespresso Coffees. Aluminium is also infinitely recyclable. This means that there is potential for a second life within every capsule. So when you are finished enjoying your Nespresso Coffee, please return your Nespresso aluminium capsules to us. We will see to it that it goes on to achieve its potential through recycling.

The Separation Process

We have partnered with a local recycling centre to create a tailored recycling system to separate the aluminium and coffee in the used Nespresso capsules. Each material then goes on to live its second life.

Second Life

From coffee to compost

When separated from aluminum, the coffee grounds can be reused in more and more innovative ways. Nowadays, in Portugal, we can find it in fertilizer compounds used to fertilize farming fields, such as those in Santa Margarida do Sado, where we produce the rice we donate to Banco Alimentar.

From aluminium to anything

Once separated from the coffee grounds, the aluminium is compacted. It is then sent for smelting and refining. The refined metal can then be used in a variety of different products, such as cars, bikes or homewares - the possibilites are infinite.

How to Recycle your Nespresso Professional capsules

Today and in the Future

Since our journey in the coffee world began, more than 25 years ago, we have been addressing sustainability with the same passion and expertise. Today, the Nespresso capsule recycling program covers 39 countries. And you,will you take part in this program?