More coffee brands join Podback recycling scheme

Coffee pod recycling

Four independent coffee brands have joined the Podback recycling programme for coffee pods.

Podback is a recycling programme set up by Nestlé and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK with both metal and plastic pods able to be recycled.

Artisan Coffee Co, Allpress Espresso, Colonna Coffee and Café Palmieri by Jomad Coffee have all now joined the scheme.

There are two ways the pods can be collected: At a Yodel drop-off point or kerbside collection for people living in Cheltenham Borough Council and South Derbyshire District Council regions.

The pods are then processed and made into items such as garden furniture, car parts and cans.

The coffee grounds are used to create biogas and soil improver.

Rick Hindley, executive director of Podback, as reported by Packaging News, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome four new independent members as part of Podback. We created Podback so that consumers could recycle plastic and aluminium pods from all brands through one easy and consistent scheme.

“Having Artisan Coffee Co, Allpress, Colonna Coffee and Café Palmieri by Jomad Coffee on-board is a fantastic step towards ensuring we are as inclusive as possible. We encourage all other UK brands to join so we can recycle as many coffee pods as possible.”

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