What with George Clooney ending up being the face of Nespresso and hundreds of elegant, luxurious Nespresso ® shops opening throughout the country, it seems the coffee pod market is expanding! However have you considered where all your pod waste is winding up?
Most pods, including Nespresso ® are made from plastic and aluminium. They aren't eco-friendly and can just be recycled if sorted and recycled correctly. These capsules can't be recycled quickly due to the fact that of their mix of plastic and aluminium materials.
Sure … Nespresso ® do provide a pod recycling plan however it appears not many of us are in fact using it. Nespresso ® won't even publish their recycling figures so one can just assume these recycling statistics are horrendous!
If they aren't being recycled then where do they go? That's ideal folks, garbage dump! The stunning news is that coffee pods can take up to 500 years to break down in garbage dump.
Video: Sustainable and Nespresso-compatible Pods by Moving Beans.
Simply How Many Pods End Up In Landfill?
It's approximated approximately a billion pods go to garbage dump every year and with pod sales increasing year on year, this disturbing figure is most likely to increase.
Former Nespresso ® manager and creator of the Nespresso ® pods now describe them as a 'terrible error".
It's considered so dreadful 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 great deals of new compostable pods hit the shelves which is an excellent news and gives us a twinkle of hope. I can't however assist feel this is still a lot of production, waste and material (albeit compostable waste) for every small single 6g serving of coffee.
It really does highlight the devastating result that plastic pollution is having on our world if you have learnt anything from enjoying BBC 2's Blue Planet. Therefore highlighting the value to decrease intake, single usage plastics and waste.
Let's make a modification. We just have one planet therefore let's save it, together.
We at coffee company Moving Beans are an entreprise that has been providing compostable Nespresso pods for several years, with much more info at this link. In addition go through a related blog on compostable Nespresso pods. We were one of the first to deliver truly natural coffee pods.