Without a doubt, all of us know Nespresso for its spokesperson, George Clooney. But besides their unique use of capsule and aromatic coffee, there are a few things that Nespresso is doing in regards to sustainability that you probably didn’t know of:
1. Closing the loop
Did you know that aluminium is one of the natural resources that can be recycled infinitely? It also provides the best protection against oxygen, light and humidity which causes it to be the best material to be used for Nespresso’s capsules. Aluminium requires up to 95% less energy to recycle than to produce primary metals. Since it is 100% recyclable, these capsules can be given a second life and transformed into drink cans, bicycles or computers. Nespresso collects back these capsules and you can find the collection points here!
2. Recycling has never been so convenient!
So if you find it a hassle to travel down to the stores to recycle your aluminium capsules, fret not, as there is another alternative. You can fill up their recycling bag with the used capsules and hand it to the delivery man on your next order. And did we mention? The recycling bag is free!
3. Paying it forward
This year, Nespresso embarked on a partnership with The Food Bank Singapore to encourage coffee lovers to pay it forward by recycling their used Nespresso capsules. Each time you recycle your used capsules, you are providing approximately one meal to a person in need.
4. Save every resource
So what happens to your capsules after use? Well, the aluminium capsules would be recycled while the used coffee grounds are sent to a local farm (Quan Fa Organic Farm) as compost for vegetable farming. The use of coffee grounds improves drainage, aerates the soil and acts as a natural pest repellent.
To find out about other actions Nespresso is taking in terms of sustainability, click here!