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Nespresso provides a free recycling service for its coffee capsules, recovering both the aluminium packaging and coffee grounds. Customers can recycle their capsules at one of the 19,000 drop-off points around Australia or return them through the post. Bulk collection boxes are also available to businesses and organisations. Find Out More.
When buying a coffee machine that uses capsules, choose a brand that has a recycling program so that you can make sure your used capsules are turned into new products. Supporting brands that take responsibility for the end life of their products is a great way to prevent waste from going to landfill.
Using coffee capsules in the home or office has become popular in Australia. These capsules currently cannot be accepted in kerbside recycling bins.
Recycling via a manufacturer's 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.
The Nespresso coffee capsule recycling program has more than 19,000 collection points throughout Australia (including post boxes). There are four easy ways to recycle the capsules:
Check with other manufacturers to find out if they run a recycling program for their capsules. Visit Terracycle for more information on other programs.