Coffee capsules issue:
Coffee pods are usually made from a combination of plastics and aluminium with organic matter contained inside. It can take 150 to 500 years for these pods to break down in landfill.
Aluminium itself is recyclable matter and can be reused infinitely. The issue with coffee pods lies in their small size, making them difficult to recycle as resource recovery centres are generally not equipped to handle items so small. What will usually happen, if you put your coffee pod into the recycling bin, is that it will simply fall through the filtering screen and become a contaminant in the recycling system. This means it ends up sitting in a landfill anyway, putting your good recycling intentions to complete waste.