Starbucks by Nespresso presented a new capsule made from 80% recycled aluminium, and saving 9% aluminium.
A new capsule made with 80% recycled aluminium is the result of the partnership between Starbucks and Nespresso. An excellent barrier against oxygen, sunlight and moisture, aluminium is not only able to guarantee the freshness and aromas of high-quality coffee, but it is also infinitely recyclable, as it can be remelted and transformed into new objects, thus giving a second life to the material.
The new Starbucks by Nespresso capsules are composed of thinner aluminium foil, so that each capsule has 9.2% less aluminium than the previous version.
In addition, by properly disposing of exhausted capsules through Nespresso boutiques or in the collection points centres participating in the initiative, everyone can become a true ambassador of recyclability in a simple and fast way. In fact, via www.nespresso.com, thanks to the intuitive search tool in the sustainability and recycling section of the site, it will be possible to identify the collection point and/or the nearest recycling centre where consumers can deliver their exhausted aluminium capsules, in order to allow the recycling process of aluminium and exhausted coffee.
Starbucks' contribution to the fight against climate change and to local communities began in 2013, through various initiatives aimed at guaranteeing a sustainable future for coffee, such as the purchase of a coffee plantation in Costa Rica, which later became a research and development centre, the sharing of valuable guidelines, studied in collaboration with Conservation International, which provide comprehensive social, environmental and economic criteria aimed at supporting and strengthening coffee communities. Finally, the Starbucks Global Farmer Fund, in which 49 million dollars have been invested by the company, funds that coffee farmers around the world can use to revamp their farms and improve/innovate agricultural practices, so as to be even more productive.
All these initiatives are part of Nestlé's broader sustainability plan and reflect the Group's objectives. In terms of recyclability, in fact, Nestlé aims to have 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.