Nespresso Pods Vs Environment: The Importance of Recycling Coffee Pods

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Over the past few years in particular, coffee pods have become something of a controversial subject. Having seen an enormous boom in popularity on a global basis, Nespresso capsules and other coffee pods from leading manufacturers are selling in extraordinary volumes worldwide. In fact, research would seem to suggest that approximately 30% of homes across the United Kingdom now use Nespresso capsules

Simple to use and capable of creating incredible coffee in no time at all, Nespresso pods have become no less than a new standard for coffee lovers all over the world. As a country, the UK is now spending somewhere in the region of £110 million every year on coffee pods of one type or another. But while all this is going on, campaign groups are quite rightly highlighting the potential pollution problem attributed to coffee capsules.

Since Nespresso pods were first introduced more than two decades ago, the company is said to have sold somewhere in the region of 27 billion Nespresso capsules worldwide. And that’s just one of the major manufacturers selling coffee capsules in record volumes today. Whichever way you look at it therefore, this equates to a lot of packaging that has to go somewhere.

The Importance of Recyclable Nespresso Pods

It’s no secret that irrespective of what coffee capsules are made of, they can take centuries to decompose. Precisely why nobody is suggesting for one minute that allowing coffee pods to decompose represents a sensible or plausible course of action. Instead, it’s a case of ensuring that coffee capsules are only ever made of materials that are 100% recyclable.

Here at Hayman Coffee, we are relentlessly committed to responsible and sustainable operations across the board. This is why all of our compatible Nespresso pods * are manufactured and completed to order, made from 100% recyclable materials inside and out, namely from last generation polypropylene (i.e. plastic). This makes our compatible Nespresso capsules * as easily recyclable as a common bottle of water made of plastic.

Recyclable Nespresso Capsules – Doing Your Bit

Sooner or later, manufacturers at every level of the coffee industry are going to have little choice other than to switch to easily recyclable materials. The backlash against coffee pods which are not easily recyclable has already been incredibly severe.  But at the same time, the responsibility to do the right thing doesn’t lie exclusively with the manufacturer.

Instead, it’s also down to the consumer to make responsible decisions in the first place, while at the same time doing the right thing with their waste.

We actively encourage all of our customers to only ever purchase high-quality Nespresso capsules * that are 100% recyclable and responsibly sourced. In addition, we also encourage proactive and consistent recycling habits, in order to ensure that as little valuable material as possible goes to waste. The UK often has a habit of making recycling more complicated than it needs to be, but still…it’s everyone’s duty to do their bit.

Visit Hayman’s online store to check our selection of the world’s best coffee, now available in 100% recyclable Nespresso compatible pods *. Our selection includes famous coffee jewels, such as Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, best Kona coffee Hawaii, Panama Geisha coffee (i.e. Gesha coffee) – click here to order today, we offer free worldwide shipping!


* Nespresso® is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., unrelated to Hayman®. Our espresso pods are not created or sold by Nespresso®.