Nespresso, Ahead of the (Curb)

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[N]ew York City can now recycle Nespresso coffee capsules and other small aluminum products in the same bin as plastics and glass. The company announced this week its partnership with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR) to begin encouraging residents to recycle. 

“We make our capsules from aluminum because it’s a fully recyclable metal and it is an excellent material for preserving the quality of our coffee,” says Guillaume Le Cunff, president and CEO of Nespresso USA. “We are constantly innovating to make recycling easier for Nespresso customers and to contribute new solutions to all recycling challenges, and we’re excited to help improve recovery in New York City and lessen the amount of all kinds of aluminum in our landfills today.”

This collaboration is in support of New York City’s Zero Waste Initiative and it has the potential to reduce thousands of tons of aluminum foil and other mixed metals currently ending up in local landfills each year.

Nespresso is already teaming up with UPS, where consumers can bring recycling bags with used coffee capsules to one of many UPS drop-off locations. 

To learn more about the company’s stance on recycling, visit its website

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