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What with George Clooney ending up being the face of Nespresso and hundreds of elegant, luxurious Nespresso ® shops opening up throughout the country, it seems the coffee pod market is flourishing! Have you thought about where all your pod waste is ending up?
Many pods, including Nespresso ® are made from plastic and aluminium. They aren't naturally degradable and can just be recycled if sorted and recycled properly. Nevertheless these pods can't be recycled easily because of their mix of plastic and aluminium products.
Sure ... Nespresso ® do provide a pod recycling scheme however it seems not many of us are in fact using it. Nespresso ® won't even publish their recycling figures so one can only assume these recycling data are horrendous!
If they aren't being recycled then where do they go? That's ideal folks, land fill! The stunning news is that coffee pods can take up to 500 years to break down in landfill.
Just How Many Pods End Up In Landfill?
It's approximated up to a billion pods go to garbage dump every year and with pod sales increasing year on year, this disturbing figure is likely to increase.
Former Nespresso ® boss and inventor of the Nespresso ® pods now explain them as a 'horrible mistake".
It's thought about so disastrous to the Government in Hamburg that is has placed a restriction on all single use coffee pods, calling it 'unneeded resource usage and waste generation'.
Compostable Coffee Pods
We are seeing great deals of new compostable pods hit the racks which is an excellent news and gives us a glimmer of hope. However, I can't but assist feel this is still a great deal of product, production and waste (albeit compostable waste) for every small single 6g serving of coffee.
It actually does highlight the disastrous result that plastic pollution is having on our world if you have learn't anything from watching BBC 2's Blue Planet. Therefore highlighting the significance to lower consumption, single use plastics and waste.
Let's make a change. We only have one planet and so let's save it, together.
We at Moving Beans are an SME that has been providing compostable coffee pods for a very long time, with more information at this link. Or read an interesting article on coffee pods. We were the first to sell truly compostable Nespresso-compatible coffee pods.