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Caprabo To Recycle Used Coffee Capsules In Catalonia

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Spanish retailer Caprabo has announced that it has installed containers to collect used coffee capsules for recycling in more than 200 stores across Catalonia.

The initiative, a part of the company’s strategic corporate social commitment plan, will help the company to reduce the environmental impact of used coffee capsules.

Hard To Recycle

Coffee capsules are hard to recycle as they are made of aluminium and organic waste.

Currently, Spain recycles only 20% of used coffee capsules due to a shortage of collection points.

In addition, used coffee capsules often end up in the wrong recycling destination after being discarded in the yellow bins.

Reverse Logistics Process

The recycling containers installed in Caprabo stores will use a reverse logistics process for collecting used capsules.

It will also allow the recovery of 100% of the raw materials from single-dose capsules, the retailer added.

The initiative will see coffee and biodegradable capsules converted to compost, while plastic and aluminium components will be recycled and melted for making new products.

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