Nespresso extends its coffee pod recycling program

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 7th September 2016

Nespresso is expanding its coffee pod capsules recycling program by allowing its customers to send used capsules back in the mail.

Australian customers can now purchase special mail satchels which can hold up to 130 capsules that Nespresso will recycle on their behalf.

Nespresso has operated a recycling program for its capsules in Australia since 2010 as regular household recycling services cannot recycle coffee capsules.

Until now however, customers had to take their capsules to specialty drop-off points, making recycling capsules difficult for Australians in rural areas.

General Manager of Nespresso Australia and Oceania, Loic Rethore, said his team has been looking at ways to make recycling the capsules easier since the recycling program was first launched.

“Co-developing a satchel that is specifically designed to be carried in Australia Post’s national network is a significant step for us to provide more accessibility to recycling for our consumers,” he said.

The sachets can be purchased for AUD $1.90 from Nespresso stores, online or through the Nespresso Customer Relationship Centre. The postage will be paid by Nespresso.