The Sea Savers also chose to empty the used coffee from the pods before sending them off to be recycled, so that the weight of the pods was reduced from 2050g to 250g. This means that when the coffee pods are being sent off to the recycling unit, they use less fuel to transport, and therefore leave a smaller carbon footprint.
The Sea Savers plan to use the coffee grounds in the Ullapool Sea Savers garden, to ensure that nothing goes to waste. After this, the coffee pods are sent to Podback, who recycle them into new materials. Podback does take the coffee pods with coffee still in them, but the Sea Savers never miss an opportunity to reduce emissions!
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Source: Ross-Shire Journal