Ever wondered what happens to your Nespresso coffee capsules after you’ve handed them over to be recycled? The answer is: lots of different things.
The used-coffee grounds are a rich source of energy and can be repurposed into nutrient-rich fertiliser or used to create clean energy in the form of biogas. The aluminium casings are crushed, melted down and reused to make everyday objects like pens, bicycle frames, computers and many other objects.
But if you’re based in Malaysia, you’ll get a chance to see an even more novel way of giving Nespresso capsules a second life.