I once was 24 cups of coffee

The Pioneer pocket knife with scales made of recycled Nespresso capsules.

Victorinox and Nespresso – two recycling pioneers team up

Sustainability is an important part of corporate culture at Victorinox as well as at Nespresso. Both firms have long committed themselves to acting responsibly. For the 25th anniversary of Nespresso’s recycling program, the coffee capsule producer partnered with Victorinox to produce the Pioneer Alox knife, whose scales consist completely of recycled Nespresso capsules.
To make the Alox scales, used Nespresso capsules must be melted down and then cast. Does this molten material stand up to Victorinox’s high quality standards? To be absolutely sure, numerous tests were carried out in Victorinox’s development laborator to ensure that the new alloy was not only extremely stable and durable, but that it could also fulfill all design requirements.
We are proud that these efforts were successful. In June 2016, we hand-assembled the first Nespresso pocket knives and 11,500 pieces went on sale as of August 2016. We’re happy to be writing a bit of Swiss recycling history, together with Nespresso.

Please note that this pocket knife is only available in the Victorinox Online Shop in Switzerland and in the Victorinox stores in Switzerland.

Nespresso Second Life

Learn more about recycling at Nespresso and visit the Second Life page. The Pioneer Nespresso Arpeggio will also be available for purchase at Nespresso.

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