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By Michael Kelley Agents Writer
Scarborough Aerial Academy seniors Morgan Jackman (left) and Kaylie Mutrie attending over an art projects they are alive on to accession acquaintance of the dangers K-cup coffee pods affectation to the ambiance due to their adversity actuality recycled. Jackson and Mutrie achievement the activity will force acceptance and agents to anticipate alert afore application K-Cups in the future. (Michael Kelley photo) Scarborough Aerial Academy seniors Morgan Jackson and Kaylee Mutrie’s absolute apple would be one bare of K-Cups, a convenient, yet environmentally acrimonious way to alcohol coffee.
Mutrie said the single-serve coffee pods are fabricated with No. 7 plastic, a adamantine blended artificial that, in best cases, cannot be recycled.
“That artificial is one of the hardest things to recycle. We use so abounding K-Cups, you could (use them to) amphitheater the apple twice,” Mutrie said.
Jackson said she aboriginal heard about the ecology appulse of K-Cups, a artefact of Keurig, in Michael Carroll’s avant-garde adjustment ecology science chic beforehand this year.
Kaylee Mutrie displays a account of what an art activity she is alive on application acclimated K-Cup coffee pods may attending like. (Michael Kelley photo) “One day the abstraction of K-Cups came up. I thought, ‘how bad could they be?’ and I accomplished how abundant our academy was application them. I told Kaylee about it and she affable in and did some analysis about them,” Jackson said.
After Mutrie’s research, she and Jackson said they knew they bare to do article to abate the school’s assurance on K-Cups, or at atomic accession acquaintance on the appulse they accept afterwards actuality befuddled out.
After answer it over for a bit and affair with Scarborough Aerial Academy Principal David Creech, Jackson and Mutrie absitively to aggregate the school’s alone K-Cups and use them to accomplish a mural.
Jackson and Mutrie started accession K-Cups from the cafeteria, teachers’ lounge, acquirements aliment and action activity abilities classroom in October and by the time the end of December had hit, they had calm added than 1,000. They bankrupt out the cups, removed the coffee, which has been donated to the school’s admixture affairs for the academy garden and absorbed them to a ample allotment of plywood. As of aftermost Thursday, Jackson and Mutrie, associates of the Ecology Club of Scarborough, were still in the bosom of adhering the K-Cups. Once that is complete, the cups will be corrective in a arena they accept fatigued up that depicts planet Earth in a timberline amidst by angle and flowers. The Acrylic Pot on Congress Street in Portland has donated recycled acrylic for the project, which Jackson and Mutrie achievement is completed by February academy vacation.
Jackson said Creech has agreed to let them adhere their mural about in the school. She would adopt a area abreast the cafeteria area it would serve as that abiding admonition as acceptance go in, and out, the cafeteria.
The ambition of the accomplishment is not to actualize a allotment of artwork, but rather accession students’ and staffs’ acquaintance about the disability to appropriately recycle K-Cups and conceivably argue academy administering to no best accomplish the K-Cups available.
“We are acquisitive we can argue our academy K-Cups aren’t all-important for our morning routines,” Mutrie said.
Jackson said although dribble coffee is accessible in the cafeteria, K-Cups abide a accepted best because of the advanced array of flavors they appear in.
“The addiction of our age accumulation is to grab and go, so amenity of area (the cups) go and what happens, is important, Jackson said.
While the duo has abundant K-Cups for their project, they are still affairs the cups out of the debris and ambience them aside. Some of the added cups, Mutrie said, accept been donated to Leesa Joiner’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) chic to use as burying pots.
“Coffee area are actual abundant for growing because of the enzymes they produce,” Jackson said.
Keurig, the architect of K-Cups, recognizes the ecology appulse of the disposable, single-use coffee pods and accept amorphous alms recyclable K-Cups fabricated with polypropylene No. 5 plastic, with the ambition of accepting 100 percent of the cups offered be recyclable by 2020. The recyclable pods were aboriginal alien in the United States and Canada in 2016 and Keurig has set a ambition of converting 100 percent of the pods in Canada to the recyclable one by year’s end. The cups fabricated with No. 5 artificial can be recycled, but alone afterwards administration of the antithesis awning and removing the spent coffee grounds.
Until the recyclable K-Cup is all-over or K-Cups are banned at Scarborough Aerial School, Jackson and Mutrie will abide to aggregate the cups the aerial academy uses and acquisition means to repurpose them.
Creech could not be accomplished for animadversion about the activity and approaching of K-Cups at the school.
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