When buying a coffee machine, that uses capsules, choose a brand that has a recycling program for the used capsules.
Supporting brands that take responsibility for the end life of their products is another way to help save waste from landfill and use it to make new products.
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 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.
Nespresso coffee capsule recycling program has more than 22,000 collection points throughout Australia. 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.