Just like when a tenant moves out of one of my rental properties, it is their duty as a renter to leave the property in the same or better condition than it was when they took possession of it; It is our responsibility as decent human beings to leave this earth in the same or better condition for our future generations.
I started breathing this planets air over 31 years ago and unfortunately, I won't be able to leave this earth in better condition. I can do my part though. This is one of the dumb things I do so that every stupid K-cup my husband uses.
A K-cup Deconstructed
A K-cup has 4 parts. Sometimes 5.
Peel off the foil. Rinse and Recycle.
Pour the coffee grounds into a bowl. Reuse.*
Tear out the paper filter. Toss it in your Compost.
You are left with the plastic cup. Recycle.
Use these ideas at Mother Nature Network to reuse your coffee grounds. I pour the grounds into a tall plastic cup and take it into the shower with me. I use them to exfoliate. They are suppose to work magic on cellulite too! The caffeine in it is known to tighten skin, so I use them daily in the shower!