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Grants Office eliminates plastic waste from Keurig coffee machine

By John Pumilio on January 13, 2012

The Grants Office has recently adopted a new practice that will save money and save the environment.

Like many other offices on campus, they have a Keurig coffee machine. Each time a cup of coffee is made, it uses a small plastic disposable container. Bruce Moseley recently purchased an Eko-brew which is a container that can be used over and over again.

Eko-Brew container

Here is how it works. Simply fill the Eko-brew with your favorite brand of coffee before each use. It is that easy! Instead of using a disposable plastic container for each use, you reuse a single container. It will save the office money, but more importantly, it will have a significant benefit to our sustainability program.

Price Chopper has the Eko-brew in stock.Also, here is a link to their official website: http://ekobrew.com/.

Contact Bruce Moseley (bmoseley@colgate.edu) or Ellen Rougeux (erougeux@colgate.edu) for more information.

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