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  • Writer's pictureJames Treble

Share A Coffee With Your Plants

Your know the capsules... they make our coffee making a much easier and quick experience... and yet they are revealing themselves an added item to the amount of litter we create...

coffee capsules

But one good thing you can do is to open them up before you dispose of them and recycle its contents. Good old precious coffee ground..

james treble coffe capsules

Used coffee grind is very useful as in compost, as odour absorbent, mixed in wax for scented candles or in homemade soaps as natural abrasive. Have you tried it as exfoliating powder? Pest repellent? In soil it adds nitrogen and potassium as well as magnesium, which all plants enjoy to stay healthy. Hence...

...with any metal tool, even a teaspoon, a coffee-spoon in this case, tear open the tin to reveal its used coffee grind.

Scoop it out into any of your plant pots. You could stir it into the soil or leave it on the surface, but this latter way may cause some mould growing in it. Water it and all the good elements in it will be nourishing to the soil and your plants.

Remember that once emptied and rinsed off the coffee ground, only the aluminium part of some brand's pods can be placed in household recycling collection bins.


Use them as seedling starters

Create jewellery from aluminium pods

String coloured pods into a Christmas garland

Great for kids' craft

Fill with water and make ice cubes

Check out Pinterest for more great ideas.

For alternative ways check the links below:

James Treble is an ambassador for Planet Ark and firmly believes in sensible purchasing, recycling and creative re-purposing. James has three decades of accumulated experience in the Building Industry, Real Estate and Interior Design and regularly shares his knowledge and experience in adding value to properties through effective design & styling. Watch his free videos on YouTube, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram for more free information.
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