No, Coffee Pods Aren't Killing the Planet

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No, Coffee Pods Aren't Killing the Planet

All the capsules Nespresso's ever sold still add up to a fraction of annual waste. Photographer: Adrian Moser/Bloomberg

All the capsules Nespresso's ever sold still add up to a fraction of annual waste. Photographer: Adrian Moser/Bloomberg

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:00am

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Drowsy German bureaucrats in Hamburg will soon have one less option for a mid-afternoon caffeine jolt, after the city banned single-serve coffee machines such as Nespresso from government buildings. The new regulations have a worthy purpose. They hope to defend the environment, under the assumption that the use and disposal of thousands of tiny coffee capsules or pods leads to "unnecessary resource consumption and waste generation.”

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Keywords: Environment | Coffee | Food Politics | Responsible Production & Consumption | coffee pods | nespresso | sustainability | waste generation

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