Do you have a single-cup coffee maker in your home or office? Chances are it's a Keurig brewing system, also known as a k-cup system, which uses single portion cups of coffee grounds to brew each cup of coffee.
The garbage from these k-cups is a large environmental issue due the amount of waste. Because the k-cup is made of plastic integrated with a coffee filter, coffee grounds, and plastic foil top, there is no easy way to separate the components for recycling. The Green Mountain Coffee Company who produces the k-cup coffee has acknowledged their k-cup coffee garbage is an issue and that they don't have k-cup recycling facilities. READ MORE