Nespresso has announced a partnership with Royal Mail that allows households to arrange a free doorstep collection for coffee capsules or take the items to Royal Mail drop-off locations.
Nespresso customers can arrange a free doorstep collection using Royal Mail’s returns service. Alternatively, they can drop them off at any of the 14,000+ Royal Mail drop-off locations, including Royal Mail Customer Service Points and Post Offices.
Research commissioned by Nespresso to mark Recycle Week shows that, despite 91% of British people saying they often recycle, 42% said they find recycling confusing and 32% said they found it difficult.
Nespresso says the partnership will increase nationwide access to “easy and effective” recycling methods for Nespresso capsules.
Commenting on the partnership, Nick Landon, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Mail, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Nespresso to support their coffee capsule recycling. Everyone knows when their postie delivers so it’s really convenient to arrange for them to collect at the same time.”
Everyone knows when their postie delivers so it’s really convenient to arrange for them to collect at the same time.
Nespresso says its capsules are made with 80% recycled aluminium, which is infinitely recyclable and the recycled aluminium is turned into new products such as beverage cans and car components. Used coffee grounds are also used to create soil improvers, used on cereal farms in East Yorkshire, and renewable energy to power UK homes.
Nespresso also co-founded not-for-profit coffee pod recycling service Podback. Nespresso UK customers can still use this service and can drop their used capsules at any Nespresso Boutique.
Anna Lundstrom, CEO of Nespresso UK & ROI, commented: “Nespresso’s official partnership with Royal Mail brings recycling to the heart of the community, no matter where you live in the UK.
“Royal Mail is not only an iconic British institution, it also is recognised as having the lowest emissions per parcel as their ‘feet on the street’ posties walk up to a billion steps a day. Recycling needs to be convenient, simple, and sustainable – and our partnership with Royal Mail is central to achieving that vision.”