Recyling NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® and Nespresso® Capsules

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

What are Starbucks® by Nespresso® pods made of?

Starbucks® by Nespresso® pods 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 and can be transformed into new aluminium objects. When you recycle your Starbucks® by Nespresso® capsules, you help decrease the carbon footprint of your cup of coffee.

capsule recycling

Order your recycling bag from your nearest Nespresso® boutique by completing the contact form by contacting us.

capsule recycling

Fill your recycling bag with used Starbucks® by Nespresso® capsules to the dotted line (approximately 200 capsules per bag) and seal it.

capsule recycling

You can return your capsules in three different ways using the Nespresso® recycling program. Choose the one that suits you best.

C.A.F.E. Practices
The cornerstone of Starbucks ethical sourcing approach to buying coffee is Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices.
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