Keurig coffee makers allow everyone in the office to drink their favorite bean blend. Single-use plastic cups also save dainty fingers from touching used coffee filters.
The problem is those convenient and tidy plastic cups can’t be recycled and are collecting in America’s landfills, reported CNBC.
The K-cups, as the plastic containers are called, are made of a plastic shell, lined with a paper filter and topped with aluminum. Individually, the components are recyclable, but put together they can only be trashed. What’s more, the compost-able coffee grounds are trapped inside. READ MORE