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Candy Scoops and Your Local Landfill

Randi Kay K-Cups Recycle Scoops

So have we lost our marbles?  Candy scoops and a landfill?  

Who doesn't fantasize about a world made of candies?  You can have a candy jar sitting on your desk at work.  Candy brings back childhood memories.  Using a candy scoops will keep fingers or dirty hands out. But we bet you drink coffee.........

What does a candy scoop have in common with a landfill?  No, we haven't lost our marbles........  One word.  K-Cups.  How many of you reading this use a Keurig?  or a coffee maker that uses k-cups?  Unfortunately, K-cups are not recyclable.  How many 1,000's are used each and every day? Billions of K-cups that end up in landfills. Good golly, miss molly. 

The simple act of reusing your spent k-cup saves Mother Earth, and she will thank you.  Plus, K-cups are expensive, save $$ by filling your own. You can use your favorite coffee and make them stronger or weaker if you like.  It's really easy to do.  Clean, refill, use again.

DIY How To:  Rinse and dry your k-cup, fill with your favorite coffee using two level scoops.  Tap down coffee after first scoop, using back of scoop, then scoop in second scoop of coffee.  Cover with foil and your recycled k-cup is ready to use again.  (Tip: if foil is thin, double it.)


  • Trash Facts:
  • The average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash a day.
  • If more people became environmental shoppers, the amount of trash could be reduced by as much as 45 percent.
  • We throw away more than 60 million plastic bottles a day.
  • One ton of paper from recycled pulp saves 17 trees, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 7000 gallons of water.
  • That styrofoam cup that you drank your coffee out of this morning will still be in the landfill 500 years from now.
  • The average American uses 650 pounds of paper a year.

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