Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Capsule coffee machine and landfill
Just recently we treated ourselves to a new coffee machine. It was at the lower end of the price scale and uses capsules of coffee. It is clean, efficient and user friendly.
I am not the coffee maker in this house - this task along with stacking the dishwasher are the responsibility of the man of the house, however he is not always here and so it was up to me to empty the discarded capsules from the tray last night.
Each cup of coffee uses one capsule so they soon accumulate. Being a curious person, I decided to dismantle the used capsules. Each capsule has a foiled lid which I threw out but in the pics you can see there are three other components. Now I found this to be a dreadfully wasteful system and my question is of course "how can I make use of these items. Any suggestions would be welcome. I am thinking the circular plastic pieces would make good bases for buttons or brooches. The little cups would be good for mixing paints etc.
What do you think?