Pods cast environmental pall
Your morning pick-me-up-in-a-pod is convenient, but those little aluminium capsules hold grave ramifications for the environment. Local student Savannah Friday has decided to do something about it.
THEY are convenient caffeine morsels, but coffee pods are a looming environmental disaster prompting Savannah Friday (10) to create recycling drop off points across High Wycombe.
The Edney Primary School student said it took up to 500 years for the pods to break down in landfill.
“The closest place mum could recycle her coffee pods was Guildford,” she said.
“Only a sixth of what we consume a day gets recycled, so it’s important to make it easier for the community to recycle.
“If we make it too hard people won’t be bothered.”
The recycling boxes are at Stephen Price’s office at the Village Shopping Centre, Edney Primary School and the City of Kalamunda office.
Savannah Friday wants to help the environment.