Endlessly recyclable Nespresso capsules
Endlessly recyclable, the aluminium used to create Nespresso capsules ensures the coffee inside remains fresh while preserving its flavour and quality. Nespresso capsules can be reborn in numerous forms, on condition that they are collected and recycled. For more than 30 years, as part of its global sustainable approach, Nespresso has managed its own aluminium capsule collection and recycling system in order to ensure a second life to its capsules.
Consumers can return their used capsules by means of collection at home or via one of the 100,000 recycling points around the world, in Nespresso boutiques, waste collection centres or via partners.
Once collected, the capsules are transferred to dedicated recycling centres managed by different partners where the aluminium and coffee grounds are separated from one another. While the coffee grounds are transformed into renewable energy and natural fertiliser, the aluminium recovered is melted down to be reused in numerous other products such as cans, window frames, bicycles and even automotive parts. Following the Victorinox Swiss army knife, the Zena vegetable peeler, the RE:CYLE bike from Velosophy and the first three Caran d’Ache + Nespresso editions crowned with success, the Nespresso capsules made from recycled aluminium have put their stamp on these new graphite pencils and the Fixpencil, an essential Swiss icon.
The Caran d’Ache + Nespresso Fixpencil and set of 3 graphite pencils will be available from 4 May 2021 from Caran d’Ache points of sale and at www.carandache.com.