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Nestlé Nespresso Antitrust UK Class Action

Claim's number: 98

This Alert Affects: Any owner of a Nespresso coffee maker or Company that produces clean capsules who believe that they may have been adversely affected by the alleged manipulation of the market and environmental damage

Brand: Nestlé UK

Product: Nespresso Coffee Maker & Capsules

Category: Environmental Hazards

Deadline:2017-12-01

Description:

Nespresso Antitrust

Case against Nespresso, a leading single-serve espresso and coffee maker, for its anticompetitive efforts to exclude environmentally friendly, biodegradable coffee capsules from the market.

In May 2010, a company sought to introduce an environmentally sound and more economical coffee capsule to be used in Nespresso’s widely used coffee makers. It manufactured a single-use coffee capsule that did not contain harmful aluminum found in Nespresso’s capsules.

Nespresso knew that the other company posed a formidable challenge to its business model, which relied on captive consumers buying coffee capsules only from Nespresso.

With a captive market, Nespresso could continue to charge consumers an inflated price, and continue to use the aluminum capsules that harm the environment.     

The environmental impact of using these non-biodegradable capsules is significant. Nespresso has claimed that it has sold 27 billion capsules worldwide as of 2012, but now (likely because of the brewing controversy) refuses to disclose its capsule sales. It also refuses to disclose how many of its capsules are being recycled. These capsules, which contain plastic and aluminum, take 150 to 500 years to break down in a landfill. 

To exclude other company’s capsules from the market and maintain a monopoly in sales of Nespresso-compatible capsules, Nespresso developed and added to its machines a harpoon-like mechanism that snagged other company’s environmentally friendly capsules, causing them to get stuck in the machine.

Nespresso later changed the blades of its machine to make it even more difficult to use other company’s capsules. All in an effort to corner the market and prevent customers from having a greener, more economical option. 

 

How can I participate?

We invite any owner of a Nespresso coffee maker or Company that produces clean capsules who believe that they may have been adversely affected by the alleged manipulation of the market and environmental damage, to join our case for free to start a class action and get their compensation.

 

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