year since Nespresso has been attempting to collect and recycle their aluminium coffee capsules independently at a plant in Nowra, NSW. Australia's public curb-side recycling program will not do so because the capsules hold coffee grounds.
time taken for the used capsules to decompose in landfill, which is where they end up, because of use of aluminium.
Nespresso shop fronts nationally or a network of 300 florists were the only collections that consumers wanting to recycle the capsules could go to.
05 Sep 2016
Formal launch of program that will leverage Australia Post as collection points.
recyclable points: 4,000 post offices and 15,000 street post boxes dramatically extend the reach of the recycling program, particularly to those in regional areas.
cost of a water tight satchels which can hold 130 capsules that consumers must use to return capsules with the postage paid by Nespresso.