Nestlé's Nespresso has invited other portioned coffee manufacturers to join its recycling programme, with which the group hopes to improve the accessibility and convenience of aluminium capsule recycling.
The company's move, endorsed by the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB), aims to pave the way for a global recycling scheme for aluminium capsules.
Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nespresso, said, "Aluminium is a valuable material and is infinitely recyclable. We have built a global scheme for recycling our capsules, and by inviting other companies to join our system, we hope to offer a solution for the whole category."
By joining the Nespresso recycling scheme, companies will also take part in the process to define the funding and governance model.
"This decision is aligned with our global initiatives to shape a waste-free future and drive behaviour change towards a circular economy," Duvoisin added.
Nespresso developed aluminium recycling schemes 28 years ago and today is the most advanced company in this sector.
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