The Ueshima Coffee Company Recycling Programme

Recycle your Ueshima Coffee Company aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and sachets through this programme

Participating locations
24
Available locations
276

How to Participate

You can recycle your Ueshima Coffee Company aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and sachets in 3 different ways:

  1. By dropping them off at a public drop-off location
  2. By setting up a public drop-off location
  3. By collecting them at home
To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page before clicking on the button below.
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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations

This map is constantly being updated

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

How it works

There are 3 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your Ueshima Coffee Company aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and sachets at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Ueshima Coffee Company aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and sachets.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 mile radius, 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), keeping in mind you can only have one public drop-off location per account per programme.
  3. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page
  4. Fill out this form to finalise your request

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

3) Collect at home

If there are no public drop-off locations near you and you are not able to set one up yourself, you can become a private collector. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account
  2. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page

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

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print the label out
  3. Use a sturdy cardboard box that is no bigger than 60 x 60 x 50cm and a maximum weight of 20kg. 
  4. Attach your label securely to your parcel, and ensure it is easy to read. 
  5. Arrange a free pick-up for your parcel via UPS by either booking online, calling 03457 877 877 or dropping off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point.

What you can recycle in this programme

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

What happens to this waste

Once collected, the Ueshima Coffee Company aluminium capsules are separated from the coffee pouches and sachets. The coffee pouches and sachets are shredded and melted into plastic pellets that can be remolded into new products. The coffee grounds are removed from the aluminium capsule and sent for composting. Lastly, the aluminium is sent for smelting to produce ingot aluminium sheets that can be used to produce new products like bicycle frames. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of Ueshima Coffee Company aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and sachets​ sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 500 grams.

For example:

300 grams = 0 TerraCycle® points
500 grams = 50 TerraCycle® points
2 kilograms = 200 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators and private collectors 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 as financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.

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A Word From Ueshima Coffee Company

As Japan’s No.1 Coffee, Ueshima Coffee Company has a range of unique, sustainable and premium coffees that represent an authentic taste of Japan. We’re committed to reducing our environmental footprint. Our range is designed to help minimise waste and make our packaging easier to recycle. Our partnership with TerraCycle® allows our customers to recycle our aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and coffee bag sachets.

To find out more about Ueshima Coffee Company, please click here

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