Nespresso Proves That Single Serve Coffee Makers Can Be Environmentally Friendly

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Machines that brew single cups of coffee are extremely popular. Single serving coffee brewing machines are the second most popular brewing system in the US after drip coffee makers. In 2017, 29 percent of American coffee drinkers used them to brew their favorite drink.

Single serve coffee makers tend to create waste that isn’t recyclable as most of the pods used are made from plastic. And plastic itself is harmful to the environment as it is a petroleum product. Enter the Nespresso machines.

Melbourne Business School Wins the Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge

Global competition from 87 business schools across 25 countries
Press Release

August 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Melbourne Business School (MBS) MBA students won the 2017 Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge in which other 87 teams from top business schools in 25 countries around the world participated.

Driving Innovation in Coffee Capsule Recycling

Nespresso: pioneering recycling for more than 25 years

Building on 25 years of capsule recycling

As a company that relies on aluminium to protect the freshness and aromas of its highest quality coffee, Nespresso recognises the need for a responsible approach to the use of aluminium and its obligation to preserve natural resources.

Nespresso on Track to Meet 500 Million CHF Investment to Advance Ambitious Sustainability Goals

Coffee as a tool to overcome conflict
Press Release

May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso has launched its first Creating Shared Value report based on the Global Reporting Initiative framework. The business reports it is on track to reach its ambitious sustainability targets by 2020 involving ground-breaking work in conflict zones within Africa and Colombia.

The report sets out Nespresso’s commitment to driving sustainable innovation through its Positive Cup strategy – the company’s vision for ensuring that every cup of coffee creates greater value for society and the environment.

Q&A: How One Leading Company Supports the Circle of Life

The CEO of the Nespresso Sustainability Innovation Fund points to the future of sustainability.

Guillaume Le Cunff | Nespresso 

The circular economy is a shift from the current take-make-waste approach to a more resource-friendly, use-recover-regenerate model.

Here, Guillaume Le Cunff, president of Nespresso USA and CEO of the Nespresso Sustainability Innovation Fund, explains why sustainability is important to the company and how UPS helps contribute to the movement.

World Bank Group and Nespresso Partner to Help Coffee Farmers in East Africa

BioCarbon Fund grant to combat climate change
Press Release

October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso has today announced a joint investment of $6 million with the World Bank’s IFC (International Finance Corporation) in a landmark collaboration project to support coffee farmers in East Africa to combat the effects of climate change.

Nespresso and Local Coffee Farmers in South Sudan Progress in Rebuilding Coffee Industry

Nespresso launches 2nd edition of Limited Edition SULUJUA ti South Sudan
Press Release

October 5, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - Despite the ongoing conflict, South Sudanese coffee farmers are making progress in reviving the country’s coffee industry.  The result of their hard work and dedication – the Nespresso limited edition Grand Cru SULUJA ti South Sudan* - will launch in five new countries later this month, having previously only been available in France.

A New Jolt for South Sudanese Coffee


Originally published on Devex Impact

The world’s newest country has a new export industry — and donor funding to help scale it.

Nespresso Expands Recycling Partnership With UPS From 20 States to the Entire Continental U.S.

Consumers Can Now Recycle at 88,000 UPS Drop Off Points Across the U.S.
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Nespresso, the worldwide pioneer and reference in premium, single-serve coffee, is pleased to announce it has expanded its partnership with UPS from 20 to 48 states to significantly extend the reach of its U.S. recycling program.  By adding additional collection points in more locations across the country, it is now easier than ever for consumers to recycle Nespresso used capsules.

USAID Joins Nespresso and TechnoServe to Support South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers

$3.18 million investment will accelerate development of the country’s coffee market
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Nespresso and TechnoServe, a development non-profit organization, are pleased to announce a new partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen efforts to rebuild the coffee industry in the new country of South Sudan and improve coffee farmer livelihoods. USAID will invest $3.18 million during three years in the project, which has already helped revive South Sudan’s coffee industry, diversify its export market and raise the household incomes of smallholder coffee farmers. 


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