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Nespresso to Test Pilot Recycling Program for Single-Serve Pods

Nespresso Club members in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea will be able to recycle their used capsules via special purple bags provided by the coffee company.

Coffee company Nespresso is rolling out a six-month pilot recycling program for its single-use, aluminum capsules in the UK. Beginning this week, Nespresso Club members in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea will be able to recycle their used capsules via special purple bags provided by the coffee company.

The bags of capsules will be sent to Nespresso’s recycling facility in Congleton, where the waste coffee grounds will be extracted and transformed into compost.

The Guardian has more:

Coffee company Nespresso – part of Swiss multinational Nestlé – is to trial a scheme for consumers to recycle their used aluminium capsules for the first time in the UK, in the face of a growing environmental backlash against increasingly popular single-serve pods, many of which end up in landfill.

A six-month pilot, starting this week in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, will allow Nespresso Club members to recycle their used capsules through their council household recycling service, using special purple bags provided by the company. The borough’s 190,000 residents will only be able to put out capsules made by Nespresso.

Read the full story here.

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