year when George Clooney became the face of Nespresso's coffee pods. It spelt the beginning of a worldwide love affair with the product that allowed people to brew espresso at home with the touch of a button.
The global market for fresh ground coffee pods in 2015, up from $7 billion in 2010.
+ capsules sold by Nespresso worldwide as of 2012. Billions of coffee pods are pouring into landfills each year.
150 - 500 years
that is needed for the aluminium and plastic capsules to break down. Since the pods aren't biodegradable, local councils won't recycle them, which means that convenient morning coffee is turning into an environmental disaster.