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What with George Clooney becoming the face of Nespresso and numerous elegant, luxurious Nespresso ® shops opening throughout the nation, it seems the coffee pod market is flourishing! Have you thought about where all your pod waste is ending up?
Many pods, consisting of Nespresso ® are made from plastic and aluminium. If arranged and recycled properly, they aren't biodegradable and can just be recycled. Nevertheless these capsules can't be recycled easily because of their mix of plastic and aluminium products.
Sure ... Nespresso ® do offer a pod recycling scheme but it seems few people are actually utilizing it. Nespresso ® won't even release their recycling figures so one can just presume these recycling statistics are horrendous!
If they aren't being recycled then where do they go? That's right folks, land fill! The shocking news is that coffee pods can use up to 500 years to break down in land fill.
Simply How Many Pods End Up In Landfill?
It's estimated up to a billion pods go to land fill every year and with pod sales increasing year on year, this troubling figure is likely to increase.
Former Nespresso ® employer and developer of the Nespresso ® pods now describe them as a 'awful mistake".
It's considered so disastrous to the Government in Hamburg that is has placed a ban on all single use coffee pods, calling it 'unnecessary resource usage and waste generation'.
Compostable Coffee Pods
We are seeing lots of new compostable pods hit the racks which is a fantastic news and provides us a twinkle of hope. However, I can't but help feel this is still a great deal of waste, product and production (albeit compostable waste) for every small single 6g serving of coffee.
It truly does highlight the disastrous impact that plastic contamination is having on our planet if you have learn't anything from enjoying BBC 2's Blue Planet. Thus highlighting the value to minimize usage, single use plastics and waste.
Let's make a modification. We only have one world therefore let's save it, together.
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