Nespresso enlists Australia Post in capsule recycling move

Last Modified: Mon Nov 14 2016 07:48:47 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2010
    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.
  • 200 years
    time taken for the used capsules to decompose in landfill, which is where they end up, because of use of aluminium.
  • 18
    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.
  • 19,000
    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.
  • $1.90
    cost of a water tight satchels which can hold 130 capsules that consumers must use to return capsules with the postage paid by Nespresso.