Nespresso launches new capsules using 80% recycled aluminium


Nespresso has launched the first coffee capsules on the market made using 80% recycled aluminium.

The move closely follows the introduction in March of new machine boxes in fully recyclable packaging made of 95% recycled material.

The new range is the Original Line Master Origin Colombia coffee, introduced in March this year in selected countries and will continue to be rolled out from July onwards.

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By the end of 2021, Nespresso aims to have the full Original Line and Vertuo ranges of coffee capsules made using recycled aluminium.

“We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the sustainability and circularity of our operations, including the way we source, use, and recycle materials. Reaching 80% recycled aluminium in our capsules is a significant milestone, and something we have worked hard to achieve together with our suppliers,” said Jérôme Pérez, Nespresso head of sustainability.

Made of a thinner aluminium foil, each new capsule is produced using 9.2% less aluminium material, and is therefore 8% lighter.

The launch of the capsules follows the introduction of new fully recyclable boxes for Nespresso machines, made from 95% recycled material, earlier this year in March. By the end of 2021, Nespresso targets to have all machines sold in this new packaging.

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