Recycle your Ueshima Coffee Company aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and sachets through this programme
You can recycle your Ueshima Coffee Company aluminium capsules, coffee pouches and sachets in 3 different ways:
There are 3 different ways to participate in this programme:
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.
If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:
To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.
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:
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:
Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.
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.
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.
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.
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.