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Environmental Impact of K-Cups

We had considered the “single cup” Keurig coffee makers, and then a couple of things occurred to us:

  1. We didn’t know what was in them
  2. K-Cups are not recyclable!  Keurig talks about their K-Cups and non-recyclability
  3. If a typical can of coffee makes about 100 cups (guess), we compared that to 100 cups of Keurig coffee = 100 non-recyclable plastic cups.  Interesting view on that, which talks about Green Mountain – the company that purchased Keurighttp://www.coffeeamp.com/single-cup-coffee/keurig-k-cups/keurig-k-cups-how-green-is-green-mountain/

There’s some talk “out there” about possibly refilling them with your own coffee via a “filter”.  Also there’s some company at http://www.my-kap.com/MYK/ that sells “caps” for them.

Might be better that way, though I don’t know if there is actual “coffee” inside, or a syrup, or what?

 

D.

My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 10 years, together for 24 and living with our partner of 1.5 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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