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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.
It cuts and separates the Keurig K-Cups for recycling. Load the used K-Cup in the Recycle A Cup holder.
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!
So throw the grounds and paper on the compost pile, foil into the recycling and be sure to save the plastic cup to make an amazing Advent Calendar!
How to use K-Cups to make an Advent Calendar Supplies for recycled Advent Calendar using K-Cups
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!
Punch 25- 2 inch circles to cover the tops of the cups.
Stick number on each of the circles.
Place the tape around the back edge of each circle.
Place circles on top of the cups.
Cut a tree shape out of green cardboard.
Hot glue cups to the green cardboard.
What a great way to upcycle those plastic cups!
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!