Capsules Part 4

30 June 2017

Nespresso and Vitorinox

In a lovely piece of sustainability marketing, Nespresso has teamed with Victorinox, the iconic Swiss knife maker, to create a gorgeous pocketknife. Each knife incorporates 24 Livanto capsules that have been melted and then recast to produce a striking and elegant textured bronze casing housing the blades.

Livanto doesn’t actually mean anything in Italian, but it does sound good. Livanto capsules are made from aluminium, a metal often expressed as one-third electricity. Accordingly, the production of carbon dioxide in aluminium smelting and the manufacture of coffee capsules are alarming. That doesn’t sound quite as good.


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