Coffee Capsule Recycling

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RECYCLING MADE EASY

In the UK, our recycling began over 10 years ago.

We’re on a mission to make it easy for you to recycle your Nespresso capsules.

NESPRESSO RECYCLING IN 3 EASY STEPS:

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Add a recycling bag to your shopping basket
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Fill your bag with used capsules
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Choose how you’d like to recycle your bag

WAYS TO RECYCLE

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DROP OFF

Delivered by Yodel. Drop off at over 5000 CollectPlus locations

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COLLECTION

Request a door step collection

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BOUTIQUE DROP OFF

You can drop off your used capsules at all Nespresso boutiques

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KERBSIDE COLLECTION

Check here if you can get a kerbside collection

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CollectPlus have over 5,000 local stores offering a place to drop off your recycling bags conveniently.

Fill your recycling bag with used capsules (approximately 150 Original capsules per bag, or 65 Vertuo) and take it to your nearest CollectPlus location.

You will need a label to return your recycling bag with CollectPlus, which can be printed at home or in any CollectPlus store at no cost. You can download a free label and learn more on how to return your Nespresso recycling bag via CollectPlus here.

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Request a collection for your used capsules at the same time as placing your coffee order.

Recycling collections take place Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 8pm. Please leave the recycling on your doorstep.

Recycling should be left visible and can be collected up to 3 days after your order is delivered. Please add one Recycling Collection per bag of used capsules.

Recycling Collection

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Fill your recycling bag with used capsules (approximately 150 Original capsules per bag, or 65 Vertuo). There is no need for any labelling. Drop it off at any of our Nespresso Boutiques.

You may pick up a new Nespresso recycling bag there too.

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recycling bag

Recycling Bag
(Free with your coffee order)

Please note: The recycling bag holds up to 65 Vertuo capsules or 150 Original

THE RECYCLING JOURNEY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How are my capsules recycled? What happens with them?
After collection, the coffee pods are taken to a specialist reprocessing plant in the UK to separate the packaging from the used coffee grounds. The coffee grounds are used to create soil improver and renewable energy. The plastic and aluminium will be transformed into new products such as beverage cans.
How can I be sure that they are really recycled?
Nespresso works closely with service providers to ensure that capsules collected are recycled. Nespresso's recycling program has been verified by third party auditors and monthly checks are conducted to monitor the volume of recycled capsules.
Why does Nespresso use aluminum when other materials are available?
Aluminum is the best material to protect the freshness, taste and quality of the Nespresso coffees, maintaining the high-quality standard of the coffee from roasting to cup. It has a unique advantage of being infinitely recyclable and thanks to the robustness of aluminum, there is no need for additional packaging to protect the freshness and taste. Recycled aluminum is extremely versatile. An estimated 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today, according to the European Aluminum Association.
Can I open the capsules and only recycle the aluminum part?
The size and weight of small, light aluminium items makes it very difficult to be sorted and disposed of in the correct way via normal household recycling. This is why we have invested in a range of recycling services and a dedicated processing facility.
How do I know how to recycle used Nespresso capsules in my area?
Nespresso offers different recycling solutions depending on where you live in the UK. Please check the options above to see which is the most convenient for you.
How much do the bags cost?
Recycling bags are provided free of charge. You can request one with your next online coffee order or pick one up in your local Boutique. Alternatively, please call us on 0800 442 442. If Podback Kerbside Collection is available in your area, you can register to receive your Kerbside recycling bags automatically above.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
CALL OUR COFFEE SPECIALISTS ON FREEPHONE 0800 442 442

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