L'affare Coffee Capsules Recycling Programme

Recycle your used L'affare coffee capsules through this programme

Join today to recycle your L'affare coffee capsules

L'affare has teamed up with TerraCycle to help provide a second life for used L'affare coffee capsules. 

This programme has now closed.

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Shipping labels are no longer available for this programme, if you have downloaded a shipping label please post in your waste ASAP to ensure it arrives at our warehouse before the program closure on 31 July 2021.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

Collect your used L'affare coffee capsules at home using any available bag placed inside a box. 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. Don't forget to seal the bag and the box to avoid any leakage.  Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office.

What you can recycle in this programme

Programme accepted waste: 

  1. All L'affare coffee capsules 

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure your coffee capsules are sealed in a plastic bag or dry 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.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, L'affare capsules are shredded to separate the coffee ground from the plastic. The plastic is then melted in order to be remolded to make new recycled products and the coffee composted. 


TerraCycle Points

Each kilo of used L'affare capsules that you send to TerraCycle through the L'affare coffee capsules Recycling Programme can be redeemed for a payment of NZ$1.00 (per kilo) to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice.

To learn more about our points programme, click here.


As part of our range, at L'affare, we offer Fair Trade and BioGro Organic-certified coffees. We supplement our ethical sourcing efforts with a continuous focus on sustainability and quality. We are certified by Enviro-Mark to a ‘Gold’ standard, reflected in our efforts to reduce our carbon emissions and develop comprehensive environmental and energy management systems. We also work with BioGro to communicate to our customers that our coffee is a genuine organic product – made without animal testing, genetic modification and the routine use of synthetic pesticides.

As part of our capsule range, we offer two Fair Trade SKUs. We partner with the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), a global network of dedicated Fair Trade organisations. The WFTO guarantee system ensures that verified organisations rigorously adhere to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade and to the global standard for Fair Trade organisations.

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