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What with George Clooney ending up being the face of Nespresso and hundreds of stylish, elegant Nespresso ® shops opening throughout the country, it appears the coffee pod market is expanding! Have you thought about where all your pod waste is ending up?
Most pods, including Nespresso ® are made from plastic and aluminium. If arranged and recycled properly, they aren’t biodegradable and can just be recycled. Nevertheless these pods can’t be recycled easily because of their mix of plastic and aluminium products.
Sure … Nespresso ® do use a pod recycling plan however it appears few people are really using it. Nespresso ® will not even publish their recycling figures so one can only presume these recycling statistics are horrendous!
If they aren’t being recycled then where do they go? That’s ideal folks, land fill! The shocking news is that coffee pods can take up to 500 years to break down in landfill.
So Just How Many Pods End Up In Landfill?
It’s estimated approximately a billion pods go to landfill every year and with pod sales increasing year on year, this disturbing figure is likely to increase.
Former Nespresso ® employer and inventor of the Nespresso ® pods now explain them as a ‘awful error”.
It’s considered so disastrous 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 great deals of new compostable pods hit the racks which is an excellent news and gives us a glimmer of hope. I can’t but assist feel this is still a lot of waste, product and production (albeit compostable waste) for every tiny single 6g serving of coffee.
It really does highlight the disastrous effect that plastic contamination is having on our planet if you have learn’t anything from seeing BBC 2’s Blue Planet. Hence highlighting the importance to lower intake, single usage plastics and waste.
Let’s make a change. We just have one world and so let’s save it, together.
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