We use a Keurig at our home. At first I was concerned about the cost, but realized we weren’t throwing away coffee so it made sense for us. There was still one thing that bothered us….. throwing away all the K-Cups. It seems like a huge environmental footprint when you think of the billions of cups being thrown away…. actually 2.8 billion cubic feet of waste in our landfills every year to be exact! 16 million US households now own single serve brewers and that equates to 9.6 BILLION cups every year. Well now there is a handy way to recycle those cups, The Recycle A Cup. It is specifically designed to help you split the K-Cups into their individually recyclable pieces.
Place lid onto holder, twist the lid 1/4 of a turn. Press both cartridge buttons. Keep buttons pressed and turn lid completely around the cup.
It neatly separates the pieces for easy recycling and crafting!
You will need a 2 inch hole punch, patterned paper, tape roller, green cardboard (or cardboard painted green), dimensional glitter sticker numbers, glue gun and mini candy bars.
The plastic K-Cups cups hold a bite size candy bar perfectly!
Place circles on top of the cups.
Cut a tree shape out of green cardboard.
Hot glue cups to the green cardboard.
I have a special offer for you! Order Recycle A Cup through recycleacup.com and you can purchase the Recycle A Cup for only $9.99 (retail value $14.99) and also get FREE SHIPPING! Cool! This offer expires September 1, 2014. Use coupon code ct39qq
Please tell all your friends about Recycle A Cup. We can each make this small contribution to our environment that will have a significant impact!