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  # 1395367 27-Sep-2015 20:33
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JoshWright: My problem with these machines is the huge environmental impact they have, so many overpriced plastic capsules being thrown away (they cannot be recycled due to the combination of metal and plastic they are made of). Just food for thought. I do like the sound of reusable pots though.


I thought the same about my Nespresso but then I discovered Honest Coffee www.honestcoffee.co.nz



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  # 1395449 28-Sep-2015 00:16
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JoshWright: My problem with these machines is the huge environmental impact they have, so many overpriced plastic capsules being thrown away (they cannot be recycled due to the combination of metal and plastic they are made of). Just food for thought. I do like the sound of reusable pots though.


I'm not proud of it. But I wouldn't worry too much as we produce "enough" none recyclable rubbish already. 

 
 
 
 




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  # 1395450 28-Sep-2015 00:20
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richms: FFFFF, birkenhead new world doesn't take paywave, so or course its the one time I dont have my wallet on me. Back home and back there and they are out of the holders too. But they will call me when they have them in - Tui moment I expect.


I was there too around 4pm today and told the customer service I got the machine without the holder early this week. They checked my receipt and happily gave me a holder for free! Now that was good customer service! :D

So probably I took the last holder in that shop or at least made contribution to your Tui time. :D



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  # 1395452 28-Sep-2015 00:26
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langers1972:
JoshWright: My problem with these machines is the huge environmental impact they have, so many overpriced plastic capsules being thrown away (they cannot be recycled due to the combination of metal and plastic they are made of). Just food for thought. I do like the sound of reusable pots though.


I thought the same about my Nespresso but then I discovered Honest Coffee www.honestcoffee.co.nz


For 3rd party Nespresso pods, $0.90-0.95 each is a very very high price, only about 10% lower than Nespresso brand. I don't see the point. 

You can get around 30%+ lower price in the supermarket brands. 

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  # 1395465 28-Sep-2015 07:46
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Huchiz:
langers1972:
JoshWright: My problem with these machines is the huge environmental impact they have, so many overpriced plastic capsules being thrown away (they cannot be recycled due to the combination of metal and plastic they are made of). Just food for thought. I do like the sound of reusable pots though.


I thought the same about my Nespresso but then I discovered Honest Coffee www.honestcoffee.co.nz


For 3rd party Nespresso pods, $0.90-0.95 each is a very very high price, only about 10% lower than Nespresso brand. I don't see the point. 

You can get around 30%+ lower price in the supermarket brands. 


The point is the pods are biodegradable



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  # 1396166 28-Sep-2015 22:16
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langers1972:
Huchiz:
langers1972:
JoshWright: My problem with these machines is the huge environmental impact they have, so many overpriced plastic capsules being thrown away (they cannot be recycled due to the combination of metal and plastic they are made of). Just food for thought. I do like the sound of reusable pots though.


I thought the same about my Nespresso but then I discovered Honest Coffee www.honestcoffee.co.nz


For 3rd party Nespresso pods, $0.90-0.95 each is a very very high price, only about 10% lower than Nespresso brand. I don't see the point. 

You can get around 30%+ lower price in the supermarket brands. 


The point is the pods are biodegradable




If that is a concern, then there are lots of biodegradable Nespresso pods available in Pakn Save for about 0.60-0.70 each. 

The original Nespresso and Dolce Gusto pods are both recyclable in NZ, doesn't matter it's metal or plastic. So I think that's not too bad, some might think recycle is better than just throw away.

Although we don't know how much energy is need for the pod recycling, it might not worth it. So that could be purely a marketing thing. :D



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  # 1441010 5-Dec-2015 13:23
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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=164&topicid=185782

A nice milk frother to go with the DG espresso machine.

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