Pret joins home coffee recycling scheme

Customers can now recycle their coffee pods from their homes

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Sandwich shop Pret A Manger has joined the ‘Podback’ recycling scheme in the UK for customers’ coffee pods.

Its aluminium coffee pods are for use at-home and are now recyclable through the new scheme.

Customers can take their used coffee pods to local drop-off points and can order recycling bags for them while they order the original coffee from Ocado.

The pods are turned into metal blocks to be used in the manufacturing of new products, while the used coffee beans are put through an anaerobic digestion process to produce biogas and compost.

Guy Meakin, Pret’s UK Managing Director, said: “Now that our coffee is increasingly enjoyed in homes around the country, we wanted to find a solution that would help our customers recycle their Pret coffee pods easily. We’re excited to join the Podback scheme to make this possible.”