Pods cast en­vi­ron­men­tal pall

Kalamunda Reporter - - Front Page -

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.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d481100

Sa­van­nah Fri­day wants to help the en­vi­ron­ment.

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