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Implementing new use of technological solutions for recycling

In France, Nespresso co- founded the Club du Recyclage des Emballages Légers en Aluminium et Acier (or CELAA – Club for Aluminium and Steel Light Packaging) in 2009. Its mission is simple: increase recycling capabilities for small-scale aluminium and steel packaging such as capsules, pet food containers and bottle tops.

As part of CELAA, Nespresso is implementing new technology solutions. In France, small-size packaging cannot always be processed in packaging sorting centres. With CELAA, we have developed an electromagnetic system that separates small-scale aluminium packaging from other waste, allowing the capsules to be recycled.