Nespresso Canada expands coffee capsule recycling scheme

Nespresso Canada expands coffee capsule recycling scheme

Sustainability

Nespresso Canada broadens its Green Bag recycling solution to include all Prince Edward Island communities, extending convenient recycling options for aluminium coffee capsules.

The Green Bag Programme, now available in over 1,000 communities across Canada, simplifies selective collection. Residents use green bags from Nespresso to collect used capsules, then drop the filled green bag in their household recycling. Recyclable bags are sent to sorting centres, where a local partner separates aluminium from coffee grounds. The recycled aluminium contributes to sustainability, and the coffee grounds become high-quality compost on local farms.

This island-wide initiative eliminates the need for Nespresso Club members in Prince Edward Island to use the previous Red Bag method. The expansion follows the successful introduction of the Green Bag Programme in 116 communities in Western Nova Scotia.

Coffee capsules © Karsten Seiferlin (CC BY-SA 2.0)

As a Certified B Corp, Nespresso remains committed to environmental responsibility. These recycling endeavours align with the company's overarching goal of combatting climate change and achieving zero net emissions by 2050, following the United Nations Science-Based Targets approach. Nespresso invites coffee enthusiasts nationwide to actively participate in this eco-friendly initiative.

Frédéric Pasquier, Vice-President, Marketing and Corporate Communications at Nespresso Canada, said: We are proud to extend once again access to the Green Bag Solution to new residents, in Prince Edward Island this time, so that they can simply and effectively give a second life to the coffee capsules they enjoy every day. We are pursuing our efforts to offer this service to new communities in the near future.

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