Nespresso is the first single-serve coffee company to develop a facility dedicated to recycling their own coffee pods. Why?
Because we have a coffee pod recycling problem.
Single-serve coffee machines are really popular. About a third of all American coffee drinkers own one, while more than half of Americans say that they drink single-cup coffee pods in 2017.
Single-cup coffee sales increased to almost 4.5 billion in 2017. But those pods are not easy to recycle. They are packed with coffee grounds and cannot be reprocessed using conventional methods. They have to be recycled in a very specific way.