Pod crazy…

It seems the world is crazy about coffee pods.  Even I bought a pod machine and would make my morning coffee by inserting the little plastic pod, snapping down the handle and watching the delivery of creamy caramel brew flow into my cup.  How convenient.  No coffee grinds to dispose of and the little pod just ejects, ready to be thrown in the bin.  Oh how my life has become reliant on gadgets since moving onto land. 

A few weeks ago I threw a bunch of used plastic pods into the bin and it made me question whether these machines were really a good idea. Sure, they are convenient, but imagine how much rubbish is being produced by pods.  Literally billions of these things must be ending up in land fill dumps all around the world.   The coffee pod craze can’t be a good thing.  Coffee grounds can be used in the garden for compost, but plastic pods take, who knows how long to break down. 

So I made a decision to get rid of the pod machine today and pulled out the trusty old Breville espresso machine which I picked up at a garage sale for $5 a few years back.

I don’t want to sound like a greeny health nut but I wonder if the plastic used for the pods is bpa free and whether there are any potential long term health issues with the plastic pods.

I’m  happy with my decision to ditch the pod machine and in future I’ll have to be more conscious of my consumer choices.

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