Coffee capsules are considered a significant source of pollution worldwide due to their production and non-biodegradability.
An estimated 500 billion coffee capsules are thrown away each year.
This is a significant environmental problem because most capsules are not biodegradable and can take hundreds of years to decompose.
Capsule production requires a considerable amount of energy and raw materials, such as aluminum and plastic, which contribute to the environmental impact during their extraction, processing, and production.
In addition, coffee capsules are difficult to recycle due to their mixed aluminum and plastic composition, and often end up in landfills or the environment, causing significant damage to wildlife and the ecosystem, where they can take hundreds of years to fully degrade.
According to some estimates, billions of coffee capsules are used worldwide each year, and only a small percentage of these are recycled.
In summary, coffee capsules are a major source of pollution worldwide due to their energy intensive production, difficulty of recycling, and longevity in the environment.
This is why choosing reusable CAPFITO coffee capsules is an environmentally sustainable choice: capsules are not thrown away but reused, not adversely affecting the environmental impact.