What are the disposable components of the bean ground & drunk CAPSULE?
The capsule comprises of a lid, base, a capsule body and coffee.
What are the components of the bean ground & drunk PACKAGING?
The packaging comprises a retail box containing 10 single capsules and a shelf display and shipping carton which contains 6 retail boxes.
Can I dispose of the capsule with environment in mind?
Yes. Aluminium can be removed from capsule (lid and base) and repurposed via scrap metal collection agencies;
Locate your nearest scrap metal collection in your state for more information.
Aluminium represents approximately 2% of the total capsule.
Capsule body is made from polypropylene (recycle #5). It is 100% recyclable. It can be disposed of in kerbside council recyclable rubbish. Polypropylene plastic is tough and lightweight; it has excellent heat-resistance qualities.
Is the outer packaging environmentally friendly?
The retail pack containing ten capsules is made from 100% recyclable fibre board.
What is Fairtrade?
Fairtrade advocates for better working and living conditions and improved terms of trade for farmers in developing countries. Fairtrade farmers receive a guaranteed minimum price for their harvest and an additional premium to invest in their community for health and education.
Click here to learn more about fair and ethical trade.
Planet Ark launched https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/arl/ in November 2006.
By visiting this website, you can search for a participating florist or garden centre collection point location near you to drop off your used capsules.
Once collected the used capsules are processed into two components: 1. Coffee: the used coffee is transformed into compost. 2. Aluminium (capsule and lidding film) is recycled and sent back to the aluminium industry to be reimaged into new products.
Visit https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/coffee-capsules/. Alternatively, you may find some Upcycling solutions brought to you from the creative minds of your friendly coffee roaster….