By Kymberly Martin
Consumers can mail used aluminium capsules.
Nespresso has collaborated with Australia Post and launched a special post satchel that consumers can return to the company for recycling used capsules. The satchels can be posted at 4000 post offices or more than 15,000 street post boxes that extend the reach of the company’s recycling program, particularly to those in regional areas.
“Co-developing a satchel that is specifically design to be carried in Australia Post’s national network is a significant step for us to provide more accessibility to recycling for our consumers,” Nespresso Australia and Oceania, general manager, Loic Rethore said.
“The challenge we face is that there are some products that Australia’s kerbside recycling collection systems cannot accept, which is why since 2010 we have operated a dedicated recycling program. Since then, we have been continuously looking at ways to make it easier for our consumers to recycle, as their participation is essential to making our recycling efforts a success,” he said.
The satchels hold 130 used capsules, and cost $1.90 each, with return postage paid by Nespresso.
Nespresso has two existing recycling options including 18 collection points at Nespresso boutiques and over 300 drop-off locations at participating florists. Nespresso customers and club members can also establish a recycling point for their community through the bulk collection initiative. Nespresso has also established a recycling working group to advise on improving best practice through ongoing collaboration with members.