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Nespresso chooses JD Logistics for doorstep recycling pickup in China

Aug 26. 2019
Photo by Nespresso
Photo by Nespresso
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By The Nation

Customers of Nespresso in China can now recycle their capsules with greater ease, after the brand unveiled a new doorstep recycling programme, which leverages JD’s nationwide in-house logistics network.

To facilitate the doorstep recycling service, JD designed a recycling page that was seamlessly integrated with Nespresso’s WeChat mini-program. Any Nespresso drinker across China can now use the mini-program, and schedule a JD courier to come to their door and pick up their used coffee capsules on either the same day or the next day. Previously, this service was only available for deliveries to Nespresso Boutique locations or for selected B2B customers such as offices, restaurants or hotels.

Based on a user's location, JD will deliver the used Nespresso capsules to the nearest recycling plant in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou. The aluminum from the capsules will be made into novelty gift products like Nespresso-branded knives, while the used coffee grounds will be used as fertiliser for Nespresso’s eco-farm on Chongming Island, by the Yangtze River near Shanghai.

“It's a great honour to work with JD for this project. Sustainable development is Nespresso's brand responsibility, as well as the core concept of our business strategy," Alfonso Troisi, the business executive officer for Greater China for the company, said. “With the support of JD’s premium in-house logistics network, we will be able to reach more consumers and recycle more than ever before. We believe that we can achieve 100 per cent recycling capacity all over the world in 2020.”

Wei Tang, head of key account management at JD Logistics said, “Environmental protection is a huge priority for us so we are thrilled to be part of this initiative. Working with Nespresso to leverage our logistics is making it easier than ever for consumers and businesses to do their part to be ‘green’. This is one of many initiatives in this vein, and there will certainly be more in the future.”

This is not JD Logistics’ first foray into recycling. Last year, JD leveraged its huge in-house logistics fleet to collect used clothes from households over China as part of an effort with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to raise awareness of sustainable development in the retail industry.

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