THE ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT
The boxes they come in are recyclable – no surprises there, since it's made of paper.
The capsules, however, leave a much more significant environmental impact, scroll down to find out more.
For a start, aluminum is an energy-hungry product.
- 13,500 capsules are consumed per minute
- That Equates 4.5 Kg of aluminium.
Only 20% of capsules get recycled.
That equates to 3.24 kilos (7.14 pounds) aluminium wasted per minute.
All this aluminium inevitably ends up in landfills. This waste is unsustainable for the future of our planet.
What about those that do get recycled ?
The 20% of capsules that get recycled, will have to make a long journey through trucks, planes, and transports to get to their final destination, that is a lot of carbon footprint.
In 2012 Nespresso said it reached its “75% recycling capacity commitment”.
But while it may have the ability to recycle 75% of the capsules, it has not yet revealed if that many capsules have been recycled.