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Latest update : 2017-07-10

Coffee machine capsules spark environmental concerns

Coffee machine capsules are very popular in France, where on average one billion pods are consumed every year. The majority are made from aluminium, yet they're more likely to end up in the bin than to be recycled. Brand leaders in the sector have come up with a range of innovative recycling measures and they hope to one day be able to reuse the pods entirely. But in the meantime, pressure is building on manufacturers to clean up their act. This report takes a closer look.

A report by our France 2 colleagues: Catherine Rougerie, Elodie Delevoye and Valentin Cruard.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Jessica Sestili and Aline Schmidt.

By FRANCE 2 , Patrick LOVETT

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Flore BERLINGEN

Director, ZeroWaste France

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2018-04-19 Middle East

The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

For years, Lebanese citizens have been dealing with the consequences of bad waste management. This is especially visible in the capital Beirut and the heavily urbanised coastal...

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2018-04-18 Americas

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A new chapter is beginning in Cuba, with the country's National Assembly meeting to elect a new president. Raul Castro is stepping down from his position as head of state after...

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2018-04-17 Europe

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More than 70% of cannabis in circulation in Europe transits through Andalusia, in southern Spain. The drug is transported from Morocco on speedboats across the Strait of...

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2018-04-16 Africa

Video: Embedded with French troops in eastern Mali

Just this weekend, seven French troops in Mali were injured and one UN peacekeeper killed in a four-hour rocket, mortar and car bomb attack on their camp at Timbuktu airport....

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2018-04-13 France

Is Paris ripe for a boom in alternative transportation?

As French rail workers continue their rolling strikes against planned reforms, millions of passengers are looking for other ways to get around. In Paris, several private...

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