Kill the K-cup
Keurig really should have figured out it would be in trouble from the get-go. It’s not just the environmental effects of all those pods that produce waste in the billions of pounds, but it’s the contaminants that can also effect your health like plastic from the pod, aluminum from the pod cover, and mold that grows in the tank that holds the water. My mother had one of these on her counter, but she had rheumatoid arthritis and lived alone so for her it was a life-saver and I looked the other way.
Now, about 16 million households in America have one of these fancy pants coffee machines for a variety of reasons, but the most prevalent, I guess, is convenience coupled with the perfect cup of coffee. Yet even the inventor of the K-cup has regrets about trashing the environment. Maybe rather than regrets he can attempt to make a recyclable version that takes less than a thousand years to breakdown?
Can you think of a worse environmental result for a single consumer product? Read this great article by Home Grounds and you decide.
And then watch this hilarious video on the K-cup.
Then ditch that pod.