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The Lavazza Eco Caps Composting Programme

Compost your Lavazza Eco Caps through this programme

Participating locations
108
Available locations
42

How to participate

You can compost your Lavazza Eco Caps in 2 different ways:

  1. By dropping them off at a public drop-off location

  2. By setting up your own public drop-off location

For all information on how to join this programme, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page.

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public drop-off location

This map is constantly being updated

Check out all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

How it works

There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your Lavazza Eco Caps at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Lavazza Eco Caps.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If there are no public drop-off locations near you, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account
  2. Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place)
  3. Fill out this form to request to join the programme as a public drop-off location administrator

To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.


Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location) and when you are ready to send a shipment, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print your label out
  3. Attach your label to your parcel. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size. 
  4. ​Simply book a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book online via this link. Alternatively, you can also drop off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.

What you can recycle in this programme

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

What happens to this waste

Once a sufficient amount of Eco Caps are collected, they are sent to an industrial composting facitility. At the facility, they are industrially composted and turned into a useful, nutrient rich soil which will then be used for farmland areas.

Rewards

This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of Lavazza Eco Caps sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 2 kilograms.

For example:

1 kilogram = 0 TerraCycle® points
2 kilograms = 200 TerraCycle® points
3 kilograms = 300 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are only credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the weight of the parcel. 1 TerraCycle® point is worth 1 penny.

Once credited, the points can be redeemed into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.

Resources

Lavazza’s story like all stories, is made up of emotions, obstacles and pivotal changes and it all began when Luigi Lavazza opened the first Lavazza store in via San Tommaso, Turin in 1895. The history of Lavazza is that of a business which, for over 120 years, has pursued a company vision based on passion for quality and excellence of our products. We have always paid careful attention to the economic, human, environmental and cultural heritage of the countries in which we operate. These values have been ingrained in Lavazza’s DNA since its foundation and upheld by four generations of entrepreneurs. In line with our value system, Lavazza is proud to introduce a UK wide composting solution in partnership with TerraCycle to support consumers in composting their coffee capsules in the easiest way. To learn more about Lavazza, click here.

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