Caran d'Ache 849 Nespresso ballpoint pen (Limited Edition 2)
Item no: 849248
Limited Edition 2 - 2019
Not only plastic is recyclable, including aluminum coffee capsules. Nespresso and Caran d'Ache prove this with their second limited edition ballpoint pen: the 849 Nespresso in green. This pen is made from used coffee capsules and is part of the Caran d'Ache Office collection. The collaboration is part of Nespresso's Second Life project. By showing how coffee capsules are given a second life, the parties hope to make recycling aluminum capsules more attractive.
The coffee capsules undergo a complete transformation before they can go through life as a pen. First, Nespresso collects used coffee capsules via the 2,700 Nespresso collection points in Switzerland, or via the 'Recycling at Home' collection service. This is the proprietary system with which Nespresso has been collecting and recycling aluminum capsules for over 27 years. A trip to Moudon, Switzerland, is then planned, where a company separates the aluminum from the coffee. Nespresso converts the coffee grounds into renewable energy and natural fertilizers in a biogas plant in the Swiss village of Valbroye. The aluminum is melted and used to make new products.