Upcycled Cycling

You’ll Never Believe the Recycled Material This Bike Is Made of

August 12, 2019 Sports and Outdoors By

While Nespresso coffee is an excellent morning pick-me-up, empty pods are often tossed away, creating more waste with each sip. Nespresso has long been aware of this issue and has found ways to recycle the aluminum pods and the coffee grounds. The brand is exceedingly creative with outputs ranging from compost and topsoil to Victorinox knives and aluminum pens. Now, Nespresso takes it one pedal further with a bike made from discarded pods.

Nespresso partnered with Vélosophy to design and build the RE:CYCLE largely out of used Nespresso capsules. The aluminum frame bike features mechanical disc brakes, 5-speed gearing, a built-in Scandinavian wood basket and a kickstand, all under 35 pounds. As a nod to Nespresso’s part in the creation, Vélosophy added two cup holders, so that you can bring your coffee with you en route to work, the gym or home. Also, the bell mimics the shape of a Nespresso capsule, and the purple color represents Nespresso’s famous Arpeggio coffee. You can buy the bike on Vélosophy’s website today.

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