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My War Against Plastic Coffee Pods


Green Lifestyle  (tags: coffee pods, ecosystems, destruction, wildlife, plastic, oceans, greenliving, Sustainabililty, eco-friendly, conservation )

Nancy
- 725 days ago - ethicalocean.com
Kaffeologie, the Seattle-based company behind the filter, is doing the exact opposite of what those capsule-coffeemakers are all about. This filter comes with a lifetime guarantee and according to co-founder Nate Jones, it can be used thousands of time.



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Bianca D. (85)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 7:05 am
Have to sign in to read the article?
 

Nancy C. (797)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 3:50 am
Sorry if you must register. Normally my link would bring you to page. This tells of the waste in coffee pods and suggests permanent filters. I just cannot believe that a few years ago, this new "miracle" coffee maker swells into millions of households and is not even a fair trade product from China. Is anyone out there checking the manufacture location of products??? (present company excluded)
 

Karen Martinez (18)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 6:44 am
Couldn't understand why folks thought this was a good deal when it first came out. I'll take my coffee maker and fair trade coffee any day!
 

Arielle S. (316)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 8:27 am
The pods may be convenient but they are so wasteful - also a cup of coffee brewed costs around 18 cents a cup - with the pods, the cost is more like 50 cents a cup. I choose organic, fair trade...
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 10:04 am
We have one of these coffee makers in the teacher's room. By the end of the day, the 8 gallon garbage can is filled with these wasteful containers - not including stirrers,Coffee Mate bottles, etc. I can't stand it.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 11:48 am
Don't want to sign onto facebook to read an article. I stay away from facebook & twitter!
 

Helen Porter (41)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 2:28 pm
I go over to McDonalds almost every day to watch the news and have some coffee.

I like to take my plastic cup back with me. "Please put it in this cup. Let's save our planet."

It's fine with them.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 5:10 pm
So I have to sign in with Facebook? No thanks. After six months of nothing but problems I finally told them exactly what they could do with themselves. You will no longer find me on Facebook. I'm still using Twitter as it is reliable and hasn't given me the attitude of a spoiled child.
Why would you use a plastic filter especially with hot water? Then again I no longer drink coffee.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 5:11 pm
Plastic cup? Get yourself a metal one or take your own ceramic mug with you.
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday August 3, 2012, 2:00 am
Green stars to Bianca D and Michael K - and I agree about Facebook too!
 

Bianca D. (85)
Friday August 3, 2012, 9:58 pm
Ya know, the very best, most aromatic coffee is really a cinch to make, either with a French press or a stovetop Italian style expresso maker. And it's as quick as the time it takes for the water to boil. Zero waste if you compost the coffee grounds and the most delish coffee you can imagine. Plus, you get to choose what coffee goes in there... no mystery ingredients!
Those pods are wasteful.
 

Sara Gustavsson (1)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:08 am
I donīt drink coffee.. :)
 
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