Well, we all know that coffee pods have many advantages, including convenience and consistency. However, they have one major drawback: their environmental impact, and that’s something that’s been frustrating us here at Volcano. Plastic pods take a ridiculous 500 years to degrade, while aluminium pods aren’t much better, taking around 150 years! Most recyclable pods are a mix of plastic and aluminium, combined with the dregs of the coffee, which means that most recycling plants won’t accept them unless they are first completely disassembled and washed. Too few of us have time to do that.