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. For a long time, both firms have committed themselves to acting responsibly. For the 25th anniversary of Nespresso’s recycling program, the coffee capsule producer Nespresso has joined up with Victorinox. Their collaboration has produced the Pioneer Alox knife, whose scales consist completely of recycled Nespresso capsules.

To make the Alox scales, empty and 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, many tests were carried out in Victorinox’s development laboratory. For the new alloy had to not only be extremely stable and durable but also fulfill all design requirements.
We are proud that these efforts were successful: Starting in June 2016, the first pocket knives will be assembled by hand with Nespresso scales. Thus, starting in August, 11,500 units of this special knife will be ready for sale. We’re happy that, together with Nespresso, we’re writing a bit of Swiss recycling history.

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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