What additional information should be provided on coffee capsules, in order to facilitate better separate collection?

First of all, it should be noted that the capsules for coffee dispensing systems, the aluminum bags for coffee and the paper sachets for filter coffee that are given together with the used coffee, are not packaging, therefore they are not subject to the labeling obligation and must not be disposed of in separate collection.

Only capsules for coffee dispensing systems that remain empty after use, and capsules for coffee dispensing systems designed to be emptied manually by the consumer are packaging. Therefore, they are subject to the obligation of environmental labeling and can be disposed of in separate collection.

If the consumer’s action is necessary to empty the capsules of their contents, it is therefore highly recommended to instruct him to give the packaging in separate collection only if emptied of the contents, and to always check the provisions of his municipality.

Last modified on 19/11/2021

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