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SECOND LIFE 2018

When it comes to recycling aluminium capsules, Nespresso rewrites the rulebook with this new Limited Edition of the Caran d'Ache pen

The aluminium from your capsules is infinitely recyclable and can take many forms. The proof is the launch of this new edition of the Caran d'Ache pen, with a body made from 25% aluminium from recycled Nespresso capsules.

Second Life,
a long-standing recycling story that thinks about tomorrow.

1991

LAUNCH OF OUR RECYCLING PROGRAM

As inventors of the coffee capsule and also pioneers in sustainable development, we launch an ambitious recycling program for our aluminium capsules throughout Switzerland.

2004

RECYCLING OF CAPSULES ON A LARGE SCALE

In order to promote recycling in Switzerland and the development of collection points, we start a partnership with the Igora cooperative.

2012

2,700 COLLECTION POINTS

Our recycling capacity triples with 20,000 collection points worldwide, including 2,700 collection points in Switzerland alone, in sorting centres, Nespresso boutiques and partner stores. And to make it even easier for you, we create a free collection service for used capsules at home: "Recycling at Home".

2016

CREATION OF THE SECOND LIFE COLLECTION

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of our recycling program, we launch our Second Life collection of Limited Edition items with the Rex peeler and Victorinox knife made with aluminium from recycled Nespresso capsules.

Arpeggio Series
2016

COFFEE GROUNDS BECOME AN ENERGY SOURCE

Once separated from the aluminium, the other component of your capsules also gains a new life thanks to a project that converts coffee grounds in the form of biogas into natural fertiliser. Integrated into a methanisation process, your coffee grounds are transformed into biogas and used to produce heat or electricity.

2017

2ND EDITION OF THE SECOND LIFE COLLECTION

For the second year of the program, Nespresso launches two new Limited Editions of the Rex peeler and the Victorinox knife, in the colours of our Livanto. coffee.

Livanto series
2018

THE STORY OF SECOND LIFE IS WRITTEN WITH THE CARAN D'ACHE

The Second Life family is further extended with the creation, in partnership with Caran d'Ache, of this exclusive version of the brand's famous 849 pen, created with aluminium from your recycled capsules.

Dharkan series
2018

SUSTAINABLE AND TRACEABLE ALUMINIUM

Nespresso and Rio Tinto sign an agreement with the objective of using only sustainable aluminium by 2020, by means of the ASI (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative) traceability standard.

2019

SECOND LIFE MASTER ORIGIN EDITION

After the deep blue of Dharkan, it’s the green of the MASTER ORIGIN India capsules that decorates the Caran d'Ache 849 made with aluminium from your used capsules.

Master Origin India

Recycling is the final step in a long series of concrete measures towards sustainable development.

Sustainability at the heart of your coffee

Returning to Earth what Earth gave to us. At Nespresso, we've been honouring this promise for 30 years. How? By finding solutions to integrate sustainable development in all our activities, from sustainable agriculture to capsule recycling.

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