What happens to your used coffee pods?
YOU may not realise it, but that pushbike you pedal to work each day, the car you drive and even the desk lamp you use, could be made from your old Nespresso coffee machine capsules.
Aluminium is infinitely recyclable, meaning it can be smelted down and re-used over and over again, so if you're wise with your waste and dispose of coffee pods the way you're supposed to, you're making a significant contribution to the planet's wellbeing.
To properly recycle your used pods, put them in a Nespresso recycling satchel available from Australia Post and fill it with up to 130 pods and post it away to be recycled. Alternatively, drop it into a participating florist or your nearest Nespresso store.
From there, the pods go to a recycling plant which separates the coffee grounds from the casings. The coffee grounds are turned into compost and the aluminium casings are smelted down and given a second life.
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