Coffee capsules made using 80% recycled Aluminium

Discover how Starbucks® is committed to ethical sourcing and how to easily recycle your Starbucks® by Nespresso® aluminium capsules.

What are Starbucks® by Nespresso® capsules made of?

Starbucks® by Nespresso® capsules are made of aluminium. 


80% of the aluminium in our capsules is recycled aluminium. The benefit of using recycled aluminium is linked to the amount of energy saved in the production of the aluminium, so it is well-suited to use in a circular business model.


The recycled aluminium comes from a variety of sources including post-consumer scrap as well as scrap recovered during production processes. By using 80% recycled aluminium, we demonstrate the recyclability of aluminium and want to engage our consumers to recycle their Starbucks® by Nespresso®capsules.


Another benefit of using aluminium for our capsules is that aluminium itself is infinitely recyclable. When you recycle your Starbucks® by Nespresso® capsules, you help decrease the carbon footprint of your cup of coffee.

recycling bag
How To Recycle Your Capsules

Receive your recycling bag when you purchase capsules from:

1)   Starbucks® Coffee At Home Pop-Up Stores located at Mid Valley Megamall Kuala Lumpur & Queensbay Mall Penang. Locate us here.

2)   Starbucks® Coffee at Home Official Store on Shopee or Lazada.

Where to Drop Off Your Recycling Bags

You can drop off your filled recycling bags at these locations:

1)   Starbucks® Coffee At Home Pop-Up Stores located at Mid Valley Megamall Kuala Lumpur & Queensbay Mall, Penang. Locate us here.

2)   Any Nespresso® Boutique. Find your nearest boutique here.

Learn More About Our Recycling Initiative

Head to our FAQ page here.


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