Coffee pods

Can you recycle?

Single-use pods used in many coffee machines can not normally be recycled. Some brands/types of coffee pods (and other difficult-to-recycle items) however, are collected by a company called TerraCycle, who recycle them to create new products such as plastic baby bibs, notebook covers and park benches. Check them out to find out more about their scheme, what they collect and how you can get involved.

If you have a Nespresso machine, you can also take advantage of their recycling scheme, which lets you drop-off or organise a collection of your used pods. Find out more and take part here.

A small pile of coffee pods