Recycle your coffee capsules with NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®
NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® has joined with TerraCycle to help provide a second life for used NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules.
UPDATE: This program now accepts plastic Starbucks® by NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules for recycling! These can now be included in your regular collections - no separation required.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:The minimum shipment weight required to earn TerraCycle points has increased to 7kg.
By encouraging larger shipments through this program, we can help create an even smaller environmental footprint. We also encourage businesses and large collectors to consider sending 15-20kg at a time when possible, to maximise efficiency.
Participating is completely free and very easy.
Firstly, login to your TerraCycle account and join the programme. When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Ship us your waste” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office.
Programme Accepted Waste:
All plastic NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsules
All plastic Starbucks® by NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsules
Other brands of plastic coffee capsules
Aluminium capsules including aluminium Starbucks® by Nespresso capsules
Cardboard external packaging (recycle through kerbside bins)
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, squeeze excess liquid from your capsules before storing, to avoid dripping packages. This helps ensure your collections arrive safely.
Please make sure your coffee capsules are dry and sealed in a plastic bag before placing them in your collection box. Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.
Please see the video below for more information.
Once collected, the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.
For each shipment over 7 kilograms, your location will earn 2 points or $0.02 per capsule for the non-profit organisation including school or charity of your choice. To learn more about our points programme, click here.
Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.
TerraCycle is excited to partner with Nescafé to bring a national recycling solution for NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules to New Zealand. To learn more about NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®, click here.