Reduce, Reuse And Recycle

Have you ever wondered what happens to Nespresso’s aluminium pods once all that coffee has gone into your cup?

This year the coffee giant is working with another local farm (last year was with Quan Fa Organic Farm), Sky Greens, a low-carbon urban vertical farm with several accolades for their innovative hydraulically and gravitationally-powered vertical farming system. Part of Nespresso’s One Pod at a Time sustainability campaign, the coffee grounds from recycled capsules are mixed with manure pellets from local farms and vegetables waste to make fertiliser and organic compost for Sky Greens. Three types of vegetables are currently grown with ground coffee compost – mini cai xin, bok choy and mini nai bai – which are then harvest and sold at FairPrice Finest.