Sustainability, Recycling & Energy
What are the coffee pods made of?
The main body of the pod is made from polypropylene and the film from Polyethylene terephthalate and Polypropylene carbonate. They may be recyclable and are food grade materials.
What is the machines energy rating? How much energy does it consume?
When in use the machines energy consumption is lower than 1.455 W/h. The exact numbers are depending of what kind of mode you use and in which stage the machine is operating. As the machine does use a small amount of power in stand-by mode, we recommend, for extended periods of non-use, switching the machine off at the power plug.
Does Verismo® System have a sustainable, organic or free trade range of coffees?
Verismo™ pods contain Starbucks coffee which is sustainably grown and harvested. We also offer Fairtrade options. Please click here to learn more about Starbucks coffee sourcing practices.
Starbucks makes every attempt to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. In “name country here”, Starbucks has contracted with the following organizations to facilitate the compliance with WEEE regulations, and to enable our customers to appropriately dispose of and recycle their electrical brewing equipment. If you have purchased a Verismo® machine or any other electrical brewing item from Starbucks to replace another machine you may own, you may dispose of your old machine at any of the following locations. Please notify the location that you are a customer of Starbucks.”
I live in the United States or Canada. What does Starbucks recommend I do to recycle my old coffee maker or my used Versimo™ machine?
Starbucks cares about our environment and strives to engage in practices that help protect our environment. Click here to learn more about how Starbucks is striving to reduce waste and increase recycling. While Starbucks does not endorse a particular method of recycling or disposing of electrical coffee makers, we do recommend that you consult with your local municipality or solid waste utility to learn how best to recycle or dispose of your machine in your neighborhood.
I live in Europe. What is Starbucks doing to participate in WEEE?
Starbucks has joined WEEE programs in each of the following markets. Please select your country to see more about WEEE and take-back schemes in that country.
Starbucks makes every attempt to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. In the UK Starbucks has joined the Distributor Take back Scheme operated by Valpak Retail WEEE Services Limited, to enable our customers to appropriately dispose of and to recycle their electronic brewing equipment. If you purchased a Verismo® machine or any other electrical brewing item from Starbucks to replace another machine you may own, you may dispose of your old machine free of charge at most local authority civic amenity sites or at certain other registered sites. For information on your nearest disposal site please log on to www.recycle-more.co.uk or contact your local authority. We do not offer in store take back.