How can I reuse or recycle Keurig coffee K-cups?
From one coffee-related post to another. We’ve had an email from Rose about “K-cups”:
I love drinking the various flavors of Keurig coffee, but hate wasting the cups since they can’t be recycled I need suggestions on what to do. Kids crafts would be great since I have 2 little ones.
I hadn’t heard of “K cups” or “Keurig coffee” before but Wikipedia tells me they’re a bit like a Nespresso machine – single use pods of coffee. As with the Nespresso ones, there are a few how-tos out there on refilling the cups to reuse them again.
As far as I can see (someone please correct me if I’m wrong), the bottom of the cup is pierced during the coffee making process so that might get in the way of some reuses. From pictures on Google (btw, don’t Google Image search “k cup” unless you like pictures of boobies), I think they’re about 4-5cm in diameter and about the same tall.
I’ve got a bit of a one track mind at the moment so can’t think of anything else other than using them for growing seedlings.
Anyone else got any better suggestions? Especially kid-craft ones as Rose requested?