The aluminum foil is a perfect barrier for light, oxygen, humidity and bacteria.

Aluminium is the 2nd most abundant metallic element in the Earth’s crust

Recycling aluminium takes only 5% of the energy needed to extract new aluminium from ore.

A soda can will be back on the supermarket shelf just 60 days after recycling.

At Nespresso we are committed to promoting a circular life of resources.

We work closely with FTI, Sweden’s largest packaging recovery organisation, to ensure that the aluminium in our capsules gets a second life.


Ever wondered what happens to your coffee capsules after you've dropped them off for recycling?

Once recovered, FTI transfers the capsules together with other metal packaging items to a metal recycling specialist. Using various technology, small aluminium packaging items are sorted out from other metals and melted. The mixed fraction is then sent to a smelter to be transformed into ingots which are used to create new aluminium products, such as window frames, bicycles, and car and plane components. The aluminium can also be reused to create new aluminium capsules.

Did you know?

We started collecting capsules for recycling in Switzerland in 1991. Today we offer capsule recycling in more than 59 countries and Nespresso customers have access to over 10,000 pickup points.

You can read more here.

By the end of 2022 all our capsules were made from at least 80% recycled aluminium, which requires 20 times less energy than creating new aluminium.

75% of all aluminium that has been created is still in use today. It doesn’t matter how often aluminium is recycled and melted into other forms, the aluminium keeps its original qualities.

86% of aluminium’s carbon footprint gets created with mining and pre-processing. Collaborating with IUCN and other companies we created the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative but that is the first international standard for the environmental impact of aluminium.

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Aluminum is a unique material. 

Aluminum is a material that can be recycles almost ndefinetly. It can be melted and shaped into any shape, such as, window frames, bicycles, car- and aeroplane parts, without losing any of its qualities.

To illustrate aluminium’s potential to be reborn, we have created the Caran d’Ache 849 ballpoint pen, the Victorinox Swiss army knife and RE:CYCLE – a sleek, urban bicycle co-produced with Velosophy.

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