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    Capsules PODS

    The goal of the Capsules PODS project is to reduce the community's ecological footprint by recycling Nespresso pods by reusing them after recovering the coffee grounds.

    The new pods are filled with fair-trade coffee purchased from a local coffee house and sold by the students to their parents, families and neighbours. During the lockdown, the students continue to collect the pods at home, and all project follow-ups are done online. One student event carried out tests by using the recovered coffee grounds as compost in his garden, with conclusive results!

    Level of education

    Secondary Cycle One (Secondary I and II)

    Students involved

    56 Students

    Nature of the project


    Results observed

    The students are highly motivated to move forward with their project, as it has been well received by their teachers, parents and the community.

    Involvement and support

    Students' families and school staff were asked to provide coffee pods to get the project started.

    Major steps

    • Project chosen
    • Class organized
    • Coffee pods recovered
    • New coffee pods made
    • Coffee pods distributed

    Project materials needed

    • Coffee
    • Aluminum recaps
    • Partner for composting the coffee grounds
    • Containers and spoons
    • Sink for washing coffee pods

    Connection with the Québec Education Program

    Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit is excellent for integrating skills from the Preschool and elementary education program and the Secondary education program.

    Broad Areas of Learning

    Subject Areas

    Intellectual competencies

    Methodological competencies

    Communication-Related competency

    Personal and social competency

    Positive influences on student retention

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