Sustainability | Protecting the Environment | Nespresso USA

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SMALL STEPS MAKE
A BIG DIFFERENCE

Give your capsules
a second life

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    Nespresso aluminum capsules protect the freshness of our coffee.
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    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!

Giving over 100,000
farmers the
resources they need

Over the past 16 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

Farm Sustainability
& Agroforestry

We’ve taken some big steps to offset our operational carbon footprint and to help combat the impact of climate change.

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    We've partnered to plant 3.3 million native trees since 2014. We've partnered to plant 3.3 million native trees since 2014.
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    We are committed to planting a total of 5 million by the end of 2020. We are committed to planting a total of 5 million by the end of 2020.
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    The trees we plant help stop climate change & provide additional benefits to farmers. The trees we plant help stop climate change & provide additional benefits to farmers.

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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