Practical and easy to use, coffee capsules are very successful in France and around the world. Indeed, according to GIFAM figures revealed by our Digital colleagues, pod coffee makers were already present in 54% of French homes in 2018.

Thus, of the 2.9 billion euros represented by the sale of coffee in France, 1.4 would be absorbed by the pod market, reports Les Echos, or about half.

However, it is not the economic side of this product that attracts consumers since coffee pods cost on average 7 times more than entry-level coffee beans.

But the price is not the only source of criticism on this type of coffee. Many people criticize the polluting side of this mode of operation, denouncing a real scourge for the environment.

The problem is at the level of recycling, possible to achieve, but almost non-existent for aluminum capsules. Thus, among the 20 billion pods used each year in the world, 75% would be sent directly to landfill, transcribed Courrier International.

Faced with this worrying situation, companies in the community have decided to react and are trying, each in their own way, to develop solutions to reduce the environmental impact of coffee capsules.

Each on its own scale, it is also possible to act to combat this problem. First of all, it is important that used pods are thrown into the yellow bin because otherwise it is impossible for them to be recycled.

The other way to reduce the ecological impact is to recycle your capsules yourself by giving them a second life. Discover 6 ways to reuse them.