Sustainability | Protecting the Environment | Nespresso USA

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SMALL STEPS MAKE
A BIG DIFFERENCE

Give your capsules
a second life

  • money
    Nespresso aluminum capsules protect the freshness of our coffee.
  • bird
    When you recycle through our free Nespresso-UPS recycling program, certified by Intertek, your capsules can have a second life as new products.
  • opportunity
    The coffee grounds inside each recycled capsule are composted into nutrient-rich topsoil.
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    Recycle your used capsules at one of 88,000 UPS drop-off points or any Nespresso Boutique. Find a collection point.
  • In 2019, Nespresso and Swedish bicycle manufacturer Vélosophy collaborated on a bike made from 300 coffee capsules recycled in Europe.

NYC, NO NEED FOR A
RECYCLING BAG

In any NYC borough, just put your used Nespresso capsules directly in your curbside recycling bin dedicated to metal, glass and plastic. No need for a recycling bag!

EVERY FOREST COUNTS

To keep making great coffee we need to help protect the environment. For us, that starts with a commitment to rebuilding & regrowing forests all over the world, including here in North America. This year, we’ve helped American Forests plant 100,000 saplings in Hawaii, the Southern Sierras, New Jersey, and the Rio Grande Valley.

  • The Amazon Rainforest
    As the trees take root and grow, so will their environmental impact, from helping to remove air pollutants to acting as a natural water filtration system As the trees take root and grow, so will their environmental impact, from helping to remove air pollutants to acting as a natural water filtration system
  • Rio Grande Valley, TX
    From endangered birds to insects and understory plants, these trees will house and revitalize a huge segment of the area’s ecological community From endangered birds to insects and understory plants, these trees will house and revitalize a huge segment of the area’s ecological community
  • Southern Sierra Nevadas, CA
    A thriving community means more opportunities for us to work together, giving you a chance to show your support with every sip A thriving community means more opportunities for us to work together, giving you a chance to show your support with every sip

SUPPORTING GLOBAL COMMUNITIES WITH REVIVING ORIGINS

Join the journey in supporting communities to rebuild, regrow, and rise. Saving coffees around the world, the Reviving Origins collection honors the farmers working to grow, protect and bring these rare coffees back to life. Be a part of the movement.

Giving over 110,000
farmers the
resources they need

Over the past 18 years, we've developed deep relationships with small independent coffee farmers to help them farm more sustainably. As the world faces new challenges, we are committed now more than ever to the livelihood of our farmers.

View our Sustainability Report

Costa Rica Tree Planting Initiative

On Earth Day 2019, Nespresso USA kicked off a multi-year initiative to plant shade trees in Costa Rica to protect the ecosystem. These efforts help coffee plants and farming communities grow and thrive.

Every drop
can make a big
difference

Nespresso machines use the precise amount of coffee, water and energy needed to brew each and every cup of coffee. Being exact can reduce waste and minimize our carbon footprint.

Since 2009, our machines turn off within 9 minutes to avoid wasting electricity.

Our machines use the exact amount of water needed for a single cup to prevent wasting water.

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