I am not a huge coffee drinker, but I like the caffeine kick and the comfort it brings every once in a while. I probably have about a cup or two a week, and I don’t drink a lot at once. That’s why I love my Keurig coffee maker (which I got at a yard sale for $20 a year ago)- it only makes one cup at a time, instead of a whole pot that I never finish. However, they also generate a lot more waste than a single coffee filter: you have a bunch of those empty plastic k-cups clogging up your trash and the landfills. That’s why I love this post by Jackie at Happy Hooligans with a bunch of different ways to reuse those k-cups:
-Use them to freeze fresh herbs
-A basket of clean k-cups makes some fun building blocks for young kids
-Use them as seed starters for your garden
-Plug the hole at the bottom with glue, use them as paint pots for craft time.