Used capsules in machine prior to process

Recycling via a manufacturers program like Nespresso’s can turn this waste into resources, such as turning coffee grounds into compost and aluminium can be infinitely recycled into new products.

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Why Recycle?

Using coffee capsules in the office and home has become popular in Australia. These capsules currently cannot be accepted in mixed recycling bins. 

Recycling via a manufacturers program like Nespresso’s can turn this waste into resources, such as turning coffee grounds into compost and aluminium can be infinitely recycled into new products. 

Recycling Options

There are various coffee capsule recycling programs for workplaces or your community. Nespresso and TerraCycle provide collection programs. Check with other manufacturers to find out if they run a recycling program for their capsules. 

There are also drop off options for Nespresso capsules: 

  • Return your used capsules to your nearest?Nespresso boutique. 
  • Drop off your used capsules at your nearest participating?florist or garden drop off centre. 
  • Fill your Nespresso Australia Post satchel with used capsules and return via Australia Post. 

What Happens When It's Recycled?

From the Nespresso recycling program, once collected, the capsules are sent to a specialist recycling plant where dedicated equipment separates the aluminium from the used coffee grounds. The coffee grounds are then sent to make compost and the aluminium is bailed and sent back into the aluminium industry to manufacture new products. 

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