Keurig Coffeemakers Unveil Recyclable K-cups (Finally)

Keurig Coffeemakers Unveil Recyclable K-cups (Finally)

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Keurig coffee fans might love the convenience of the single-cup system, but the amount of plastic being thrown into landfills was worrying the rest of us.

Recently the coffee-selling giant has started selling a recyclable coffee pod that may ease customers’ guilt and take some of the pressure off the company, which has been under fire from environmentalists for years.

The new K-mug pods are made from polypropylene (#5) plastic and can be separated from the lid and saved for recycling.

With the K-Mug pod introduction, three of the four pod formats available for the Company’s Keurig 2.0 system are now recyclable.

The company said in a press release, it’s goal is to have “100% of its K-Cup pods be recyclable by 2020, with incremental portions of its K-Cup pods transitioning to a recyclable format each year between now and 2020.”

Now, if only they were reusable.

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