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Archive November 2020 XXI, No. 11

Ideas That Work: Caffeine Fix

Eliminate Coffee Pod Waste

GREEN GROUNDS
Jody Wessel
GREEN GROUNDS Jody Wessel uses a tool to separate grounds from one of the single-use cups staff use on a daily basis.

Love the efficiency of your facility's single-cup coffeemaker but hate the waste generated by all those leftover cups? Purchase a coffee pod recycling tool that allows you to easily separate the grounds from the recyclable pod without the effort and mess it takes to do it manually. Since purchasing the tool, we've been recycling 30 to 40 cups on a daily basis, which adds up to more than 9,000 annually. That's an incredible return on a purchase that cost less than $15.

Jody Wessel, LPN, CRMST
The Ambulatory Surgical Center at St. Cloud (Minn.) VA Health Care System
jody.wessel2@va.gov

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