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By Gennifer Rose
In honor of Earth Day we compiled a list of ways to reuse K-cups. Many of us enjoy a nice hot cup of joe in the morning courtesy of our little Keurig machine, but what you may not realize is the impact it’s having on the environment. As cute and compact as they are, K-cups are very difficult to recycle. The cup is made of plastic integrated with a filter filled with coffee grounds. It is a very manual process to separate all these items for recycling and they usually end up in landfills.
While we wouldn’t want you to give up your favorite morning ritual, there are things you can do to make your Keurig a little more environmentally friendly. The little K-cups are actually the perfect size and shape for lots of fun craft projects. After you separate the filter and grounds from the cup (perfect for composting), the reuse possibilities for your K-cups are endless.
We’ve scoured the internet and found some of our favorite ideas on how to reuse K-Cups and give them new life.
Reuse K-Cups 10 Ways
Still looking for more ideas? Check out our Pinterest board full of more projects!
Gennifer’s favorite school memories were doing art and craft projects at her bilingual elementary school. The school subjects were taught in both English and Spanish and the class celebrated many hispanic cultural events. She enjoyed crafting paper mache piñatas for Cinco de Mayo, making sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos and creating Mexican fiesta lanterns with colorful tissue paper. Her love of handmade goods continues to this day and remains one of her favorite pastimes.