Premium portioned coffee Nespresso Canada has enhanced sustainability with the launch of new capsules and entirely recyclable boxes.
The new capsules feature 80% recycled aluminium and the fully recyclable boxes are made from 95% recycled material.
Made of a thinner aluminium foil, each new capsule will use 9.2% fewer aluminium material and will be 8% lighter.
Additionally, energy consumed is reduced to make these capsules when compared to making a virgin product.
Original Line Master Origin Colombia is the first coffee capsules made using 80% recycled aluminum.
The new fully recyclable boxes for Nespresso machines has been initially dedicated to the Vertuo Next range.
Nespresso Canada marketing vice-president Julie Pomerleau said: “This announcement allows Nespresso to continue improving its environmental impact, a very important objective for us.
“This is a significant milestone in our journey towards circularity and in maximising the reuse of product materials.
“This is aligned with the principle of extended producer responsibility, a key concept for Nespresso.”
The launch is part of the company’s sustainable development approach, and Nespresso seeks to extend the two initiatives to all ranges of the consumer coffee and machines by the end of next year.
In Canada, Nespresso plays significant role in reducing residual materials across the country.
The company will continue to work with its partners to use the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) compliant aluminium.
Last month, Nespresso partnered with aluminium rolling and recycling company Novelis to launch a sustainable coffee capsule.