Return and Recycle

At Coffee Capsules 2U it's our mission to supply your Nespresso® compatible coffee capsules at a good price. As an ethical Kiwi business we also believe it's our job to give you an option to dispose of your used pods.

Research into the waste management of used coffee capsules reveals some interesting information;

  • Council recycling processes can't separate capsules out of the waste stream so they go to landfill. That's both recyclable plastics or bio-pods.
  • Bio-pods are certified to compost in industrial composting systems. They will take a while longer to biodegrade in landfill.
The only way to properly recycle your pods is to collect them back for specialist processing.

That's why we offer the Return and Recycle option. It's a simple and practical system. For you it's just as easy as throwing your used pods in the bin, just a different bin. When you have finished your coffee, you can simply put your used pods into a courier bag and send everything back to us via Courier Post. We then get on with helping you do a good thing for New Zealand.

Return and Recycle is an optional extra to your purchase

The decision to recycle your pods is a matter of personal choice. That's why we offer it as an option when you check out.

It's simple! When you opt to Return and Recycle we ask you to pay a contribution towards a prepaid return courier ticket that we send to you with your order. That starts from as little as $5.00 for people in the Auckland metropolitan area.

We charge for the Return part of our recycle option to reflect the true cost of shipping. We'll definitely keep doing the Recycle bit as a free service because we believe that it is important for businesses to take responsibility for their packaging.

How it works

Everything that we send to you, and we mean everything, is processed for reuse or recycling. 

  • Any paper or card packaging is recycled
  • The return courier bag and any other soft plastics are put into the soft plastic recycling initiative.
  • The coffee is mechanically separated from the plastic capsule and composted. The compost is used by Patrick and Louise on their Warkworth lifestyle block.
  • The plastic and aluminium foil that make up the capsules is ground into an aggregate that is used in the making of lightweight bricks. This innovative process is at the cutting edge of plastics waste management.

What Next?

Try our coffee! We welcome first time shoppers with a free shipping offer on your first order. Our regular customers can shop here.

Getting started with recycling your capsules is as simple as selecting the Return and Recycle option when you check out.

You can read more details about the process on the Return and Recycle product page.

Shipping Fee Guide

Free shipping on your first purchase. No minimum quantity.

Free shipping on all orders of 120 capsules or more.

New Zealand wide shipping rates for orders under 120 capsules;

Metro Areas: Auckland $5.00, North Island $5.50, South Island $7.50

Rural Areas: Auckland $7.50, North Island $9.50, South Island $11.00

For Warkworth locals

Warkworth Metro and collect from the Warkworth Butchery: Free

Sandspit, Snells, Algies, Matakana, Pt Wells, Omaha, Leigh: $5.00

Rural Addresses: $7.50