South Derbyshire District Council is one of two Councils in the UK to offer recycling for used coffee pods in a new partnership with Podback.
Podback is a consortium of the leading coffee pod manufacturers.
Households will be able to sign up to recycle their used plastic and aluminium coffee pods in separate bags weekly alongside their brown and black bin collections.
This includes coffee pods from Nespresso, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, Tassimo, L'OR and Starbucks.
Podback will send them a roll of bags for recycling aluminium or plastic coffee pods. Once received, they start recycling straight away.
The plastic and aluminium pods are processed separately to produce plastic pellets and aluminium ingots. The plastic pellets will be used by manufacturers to produce high grade plastic items, like garden furniture, while the aluminium ingots can create drinks cans, car spare parts and other everyday objects.
Posted: Thu, 13 May 2021 10:23 by Rachel Male