Can you recycle Nespresso pods?

Can I put Nespresso pods in the recycling?

Nespresso machines are convenient and easy to use. Unfortunately, you can’t throw your used pods in with your regular recycling—they’re too small for most recycling machines and they’re made out of a unique plastic and aluminum that most recycling plants can’t process.

How do you dispose of Nespresso pods?

Here is how you can recycle your capsules

  1. Drop off your used capsules at one of over 6000 CollectPlus collection points.
  2. Bring your used capsules to your nearest Nespresso Boutique.
  3. Arrange for your used capsules to be collected from your home.

Can you put coffee pods in recycling bin?

Let’s make it clear – coffee pods can be recycled, but coffee pods cannot go in the recycling bin. Instead of treating your recyclable coffee pods like normal plastics, most of the time you need to dispose of them by mail.

How bad are Nespresso pods for the environment?

Machines that depend on hard-to-recycle pods, such as Nespresso and Keurig systems, are awful for the environment: Recent research (PDF) conducted by a UK-based coffee brand found that, of the 39,000 capsules produced worldwide every minute, 29,000 of them end up in landfills.

Are Nespresso pods compostable?

The used capsules are entirely recycled by the process of separating the aluminum from the coffee grounds. Aluminum is the only material that is infinitely recyclable. The coffee grounds are used in the production of high-quality compost.

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How do I dispose of coffee pods?

Some coffee pods are made from compostable plastic, which means that they will break down in either an industrial composting process or in a home compost.

What can I do with old coffee pods?

There are four easy ways to recycle the capsules:

  1. Return your used capsules to your nearest Nespresso boutique.
  2. Use a bulk recycling box to collect capsules on behalf of your workplace or community.
  3. Drop off your used capsules at your nearest participating florist or garden drop-off centre.