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What with George Clooney becoming the face of Nespresso and numerous elegant, luxurious Nespresso ® shops opening up throughout the nation, it appears the coffee pod industry is expanding! Have you believed about where all your pod waste is ending up?
Most pods, including Nespresso ® are made from plastic and aluminium. They aren't eco-friendly and can only be recycled if sorted and recycled properly. However these capsules can't be recycled easily because of their mix of plastic and aluminium products.
Sure ... Nespresso ® do use a pod recycling scheme however it appears few people are really utilizing it. Nespresso ® won't even release their recycling figures so one can just presume these recycling stats are horrendous!
If they aren't being recycled then where do they go? That's right folks, garbage dump! The shocking news is that coffee pods can take up to 500 years to break down in garbage dump.
Simply How Many Pods End Up In Landfill?
It's estimated as much as a billion pods go to landfill every year and with pod sales increasing year on year, this troubling figure is most likely to increase.
Previous Nespresso ® boss and innovator of the Nespresso ® pods now describe them as a 'terrible error".
It's considered so devastating to the Government in Hamburg that is has placed a ban on all single usage coffee pods, calling it 'unnecessary resource consumption and waste generation'.
Compostable Coffee Pods
We are seeing lots of brand-new compostable pods hit the racks which is a great news and provides us a glimmer of hope. I can't but help feel this is still a lot of production, product and waste (albeit compostable waste) for every small single 6g serving of coffee.
It actually does highlight the disastrous impact that plastic pollution is having on our planet if you have learn't anything from viewing BBC 2's Blue Planet. Thus highlighting the importance to minimize consumption, single use plastics and waste.
Let's make a modification. We only have one planet therefore let's wait, together.
We at coffee company Moving Beans are a market challenger that has provided compostable coffee capsules for a long time, with much more info at this link. Or browse a good blog on compostable Nespresso-compatible pods. We were the first to provide truly aluminium-free Nespresso coffee capsules.