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Creating Local Jobs
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Optimising Waste Collection for Quality Recycling
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Supporting Local Groups to Drive Change


Closing the Loop of Materials,
Phasing Out Toxics & Emissions

Looking for solutions to single-use coffee-capsules

Since the invention of coffee-capsules we have seen how this potentially recyclable item was filling up more and more waste bins. In places where waste separation is at highest levels -particularly some Zero Waste municipalities in Italy. we have seen how coffee-capsules represent a significant amount of the residual waste -what cannot be or is not recycled or composted-.

To know more about the problem of the coffee capsules you can see a previous post here. Since then the Zero Waste Research Center in Capannori has been working to find solutions to this problem and reduce even more the size of the waste bin. In order to have an open debate on the issue it has organised a national meeting in which the most important coffee producers and distributors will gather in Capannori on March 22 and 23 to discuss alternatives.

In this event there will be a coffee tasting of coffee produced with different systems and a round table with Kompresso srl, ETI srl, IMS spa, Goglio spa, COOP Italia and Illy Cafe.

We will publish a report with the results of the meeting.

ZW meeting cafe
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      A very good read. Of course it is up to the manufacturer the ensure that the coffee capsules are fully recyclable

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