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Here is why Coffee Pods Are An Ecological Disaster
Here is why Coffee Pods Are An Ecological Disaster

Here is why Coffee Pods Are An Ecological Disaster

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What with George Clooney becoming the face of Nespresso and hundreds of elegant, glamorous Nespresso ® stores opening throughout the nation, it seems the coffee pod industry is expanding! Have you thought about where all your pod waste is ending up?

The majority of pods, consisting of Nespresso ® are made from plastic and aluminium. They aren’t biodegradable and can only be recycled if sorted and recycled properly. These capsules can’t be recycled quickly due to the fact that of their mix of plastic and aluminium materials.

Sure … Nespresso ® do offer a pod recycling scheme but it appears few people are really utilizing it. Nespresso ® won’t even release their recycling figures so one can just assume these recycling stats are horrendous!

If they aren’t being recycled then where do they go? That’s best folks, landfill! The stunning news is that coffee pods can take up to 500 years to break down in land fill.

Video: Sustainable and Nespresso Pods by Moving Beans.

So Just How Many Pods End Up In Landfill?

It’s estimated up to a billion pods go to garbage dump every year and with pod sales increasing year on year, this troubling figure is most likely to increase.

Former Nespresso ® boss and innovator of the Nespresso ® pods now describe them as a ‘dreadful error”.

It’s thought about so dreadful to the Government in Hamburg that is has placed a restriction on all single usage coffee pods, calling it ‘unneeded resource intake and waste generation’.
Compostable Coffee Pods

We are seeing lots of brand-new compostable pods hit the racks which is a great news and gives us a twinkle of hope. I can’t however help feel this is still a lot of waste, production and material (albeit compostable waste) for every tiny single 6g serving of coffee.

It actually does highlight the terrible result that plastic pollution is having on our planet if you have learn’t anything from watching BBC 2’s Blue Planet. Thus highlighting the importance to lower intake, single usage plastics and waste.

Let’s make a change. We only have one planet and so let’s wait, together.

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