Wednesday

Recycle Of The Keurig Cup ~ What Do You Do With Your Used Keriug Cups?

My Hubs uses a lot of Keurig Cups.  I kept trying to think of a way I could recycle and reuse them.

To me, they look like the perfect size to be a seed starter cup.   Behind the cups is a plastic water bottle that I recycle into a mini greenhouse

I tore off the top cover on the top, pulled out the filter tha is in it and filled it with dirt and planted my seed.  I then covered it in plastic wrap to help it get a good start and placed it in my window.
 
Look, I have a little pepper plant coming up.  I have no idea what kind of pepper plant it is.  Last year I planted Ghost Peppers which is suppose to be the hottest in the world.  I also planted cherry peppers.
 
 
Do any of you have a special way you recycle these Keurig Cups?

44 comments:

  1. Great idea! We don't use Keurig cups here but I love your idea for recycling them.

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    1. I don't use them either Jacqueline, but the Hubs sre does.

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  2. We don't have Keurig but those cups are perfect to start seeds!!

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    1. Daiva, I drink herbal tea myself. My Hubs is the coffee drinker in the house.

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  3. Don't use them, but interesting way to use them though.

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  4. Wow, that is pretty cool. I just throw them away :(

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    1. I am getting so many that I might have to do that too.

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  5. I try to be green but I didn't really know what my used K-cups could be used for but this is a great idea. My father-in-law could use these to start his vegetables this year.

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    1. Angie,
      Sometimes it is really hard to be green. I would like to think of another way to use them.

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  6. That's a great idea. I just throw mine away because I didn't really know how I could reuse them either. My father-in-law could use these to start his vegetables this year. : )

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  7. That's a fun way to reuse them!

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  8. Neat idea indeed, no coffee here though, used to use pringle cans for cat waste though haha now use plastic cashew containers

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    1. Me either Pat, herbal tea is what I drink

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  9. If I had a Keurig, this is exactly what I would do. Great idea!

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    1. Nancy,
      I am surprised you don't have a keurig. My Hubs loves his.

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  10. That's a great way to reuse them!

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    1. Lisa,
      So far that is all I could think to use them for.

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  11. What a great idea! One thing I don't like about Keurig is the amount of waste it produces...this would be a good way to put those used cups to new use!

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    1. Mer,
      I feel the same way. There is a lot of waste and it all goes into our landfills

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  12. Brilliant idea Terry! My husband only goes through 1 or 2 of these a week so I never really thought about recycling them. If I had a green thumb, I would totally try this out!

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    1. Theresa,
      My Hubs usually drinks one a day, sometimes more... but normally just one.

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  13. OMGosh brilliant! I throw so many out! What a great way to reuse them!

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    1. Alexis,
      As crafty as you are, I am sure you could come up with better ideas.

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  14. Great idea, Terry.... I don't use Keriug cups ---but using them for growing things is a fabulous idea. I'm sure that many people will take this suggestion.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks Betsy,
      I try to reuse and be green.

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  15. Such a great idea!! They need to be reused and this would be perfect!
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    1. I would love to find other ways to use them.

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  16. Greetings human friend, Terry,

    Excellent idea and making such good use of those Keurig Cups! My human utilises the old solar lamps that don't work anymore and puts flowers in their casing. Actually, a solar lamp in England. Sun? What sun? Arf! Arf!

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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    1. Hey Penny!!
      Flowers in Solar lamps sound like a GREAT idea. I know exactly what you mean about NO SUN. I live in Pennsylvania and in the winter, sun is at a premium.

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  17. Ahh, you have tapped into my K-cup guilt. I feel it sometimes acutely since I also use many K-cups & the waste is obvious.

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  18. I am going to start saving mine - great idea. sandie

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  19. What a great idea! I don't drink coffee and my hubby only likes the regular stuff. I will pass this idea on to some friends that I know use the k-cups. Hope you have a great day.

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  20. What a neat idea. I don't have a Keriug but if I did I would use it for that. I will pass it on to my sister inlaw though. Thanks

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  21. I don't have one, but if I did I would so use them for planters, or for paint water. My students love little containers for paint water.

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  22. Good idea! I've been off coffee for so long though... someone gave us a Keurig as a gift and I exchanged it for something else.

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  23. That's resourceful and creative of you. I wish I had a green thumb, but I can't even keep plastic plants alive.

    xoRobyn

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  24. Plastic egg cartons work well for seedlings to.

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  25. I've been throwing mine away. How silly of me!

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  26. I love this idea. We recently got an Ekobrew reusable K-cup, and we're only using about half as many disposable K-cups as we used to. I highly recommend the Ekobrew. And I will use some of our used cups to start some basil. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Anne,
      We have a reusable cup, but my Hubs doesn't like it and I don't drink the coffee, I use tea.

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  27. This is a good idea.... I have not even started any seedling yet this year and I am a bit late! I usually buy some peat pots, but have some severe $ issues! But my 10 year old with autism has severe food aversions and so I still am feeding him vegetable/fruit by Gerber 2nd Foods (it is very expensive but if I did not he would never eat fruit or veggies)! Anyway, now that I have seen your idea, I will save these Gerber containers, they are rectangle plastic, not little glass jars like they used to be.

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  28. What a great way to recycle them! I have heard sooo many good things about these machines. I guess I might just have to break down and get one!

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  29. Great idea! I'm going to share this with our fifth grade team at work. Our grade level is hosting a school-wide Earth Day on April 20th and one of the teachers is doing seed starters.

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