Vélosophy is part bicycle, part philosophy. It brings to life the potential of recycling by partnering with Nespresso to craft a bike from recycled aluminium coffee capsules. The bicycle called RE:CYCLE is a marriage of circular economy and design.
In tribute to its originating material, RE:CYCLE’s bell is modelled on the shape of the well-known coffee capsule. The steam-bended oak carrier basket includes two cup holders, so you can take your drinks to go.
Vélospohy's partner Nespresso is committed to sustainability with a programme of carbon-neutral factories, world-wide recycling for its capsules and working with coffee farmers towards improving livelihood and a climate-friendly agriculture.
From your cup to... RE:CYCLE and more:
Nespresso processes the capsules in specialised plants to enable their re-use: the aluminium is melted and reused for beverage cans, automotive spare parts, bikes and other everyday objects; the coffee grounds are reused as compost.
Main activity field:
- Vélosophy manufactures RE:CYCLE bikes using endlessly recyclable aluminium from Nespresso coffee capsules.
- The company wants to inspire more people to use pedal power as their first choice of transportation in order to support a healthy lifestyle.
- Vélosophy products bring a positive social impact. Vélosophy is the only bicycle brand in the world to have made one for one promise: for every Vélosophy sold, the company donates another bicycle to a schoolgirl in a developing country. Giving a bicycle to a a girl in a developing country will increase her presence in school with close to 30 % and her results with as much as 60 %.
- The donated bicycles are manufactured locally in developing countries, supporting local labour and local businesses.