Chez Malongo, nous avons choisi dès les années 80 une démarche humaine et écologique responsable. C'est tout naturellement que l’éco-conception s'intègre à l'ensemble de nos projets.


Ecodesign is one of the priorities of Malongo's Sustainable Development policy. We devote our efforts to reducing the weight of our packaging, in partnership with and with the support of our suppliers, and to the incorporation of the criteria of ecodesign in our Research & Development projects. This approach, which began in 2005, has already enabled us to achieve significant results:

1. On our metal canisters, with a 12% reduction in weight in 2005; in 2010, we are working on a further 5% reduction in thickness, which will lead to saving 8 tonnes of metal each year.

2. On our 123 SPRESSO system, our approach targets the four components of the system: the coffee pod, its packaging, the cardboard box it comes in and the machine itself.

Packaging of the pods - In 2010, we reduced the weight of the individual packaging of our pods by 25%, and that of our packaging trays containing ten units by 12%, i.e. an annual saving of 83.5 tonnes of plastic.

Cardboard packaging - In 2005, we achieved a weight reduction of 20% on the cardboard packaging of our pods. In 2007, we modified the outer UV varnish, replacing it with an acrylic varnish. The cardboard has been certified as coming from sustainably managed forests since 2010 (PEFC label).

123 Spresso Machine - We are working on the criteria of ecodesign for our next machine aimed at the general public, 123 Spresso, in accordance with the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Analysis standard. Our effort is devoted in particular to reducing energy consumption.

The pod: the Malongo pod is the only pod on the market made of plant fibre.

3. On our secondary and tertiary packaging: in 2009, we carried out an optimisation study on every category of packaging that we use for transport and handling. This study and the technical trials that followed enabled us to reduce our use of stretch wrap by 75% and optimise volumes on pallets for our pods packaged in units of 10 by 20%. These improvements are in line with the policy of sustainable development of our logistics department, with, in particular, the implementation in 2009 of piggybacking for the clientele at our depot in northern France, or the partnership with our two principal shipping agents on the exclusive use of trucks that meet Euro 5 environmental standards.