Argon capsules : Is it ecological?


Coravin capsules are made with pure Argon

Coravin capsules are specifically designed to meet food safety standards, ensuring that the gas used is approved for contact with food. Due to strict regulations in the food industry, there are limited options available for systems dedicated to this sector.

Nitrogen, Argon, and CO2, which naturally exist in the air we breathe, are considered suitable for food industry applications. Therefore, Argon capsules are a viable choice.

These capsules are constructed using high-quality steel, ensuring durability and reliability. They are manufactured by a trusted service provider who adheres to market standards. Each capsule has a capacity of 21ml and contains 6.5g of compressed gas.

To operate the system, simply insert the capsule into the body of the device. This connection allows the cartridge to link with the device effectively, ensuring seamless functionality.


But Coravin, for its system operation, has added a plastic adapter.

Unlike other systems on the market such as Wikeeps that screw the cartridge directly into the body of the device, this adapter for Coravin capsules makes them look environmentally unfriendly.



Argon Capsule


Regarding Argon capsules produced by Coravin, the combination of steel and plastic components makes them challenging to recycle through conventional means. Consequently, they are often disposed of as common waste, which is unfortunate.

Can you reuse Coravin capsules?

No, Coravin capsules are designed for single-use only and cannot be reused. The capsules are intended to provide a specific amount of gas, such as Argon, to preserve the wine or other beverages while using the Coravin system. Once a capsule is punctured and the gas is released, it cannot be resealed or reused.

Each new bottle requires a new Coravin capsule to maintain the proper pressurization and preservation of the remaining contents. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and dispose of used capsules appropriately.

At Wikeeps, we strive to make a difference

Our dedicated Ambassadors are committed to assisting you in the recovery of your used Coravin capsules. They will facilitate the recycling process by effectively separating the steel and plastic components. Ensuring that each material is recycled appropriately.

By partnering with Wikeeps, you can contribute to a more sustainable approach to capsule disposal, reducing environmental impact and promoting responsible waste management.

We appreciate your collaboration in this endeavor and look forward to working together to create a greener future.

Should you have any further questions or require additional information, please feel free to reach out. Our team is here to assist you

The method used is described in this tutorial in order to remove the cap’s tip.


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Thus separated, we can then recycle the different components of these cartridges. The plastic will be without for the next system usage and capsule will be thrown away into the recycling for metal.

Using devices to drink better and therefore consume less alcohol is a noble cause, but these new uses should not have repercussions on the ecological impact!

Just like coffee capsules that have been flooding our markets for the last 10 years and that represent today an ecological scandal…

Let’s not wait 10 years to act on the hundreds of thousands or even millions of small cartridges that must be used every year in the world and that deserve to be recycled.


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