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 so we did some research and found out that it was a major problem,” 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 will not be bothered.”
The Nespresso recycling boxes are located at Stephen Price’s office at the Village Shopping Centre, Edney Primary School and the City of Kalamunda office.