Making coffee in a Keurig may be convenient, but there is no convenient way to responsibly dispose of the waste from all the single-use coffee pods. In 2013, Green Mountain produced enough K-Cups to circle the equator 10.5 million times, and only 5 percent of those made were recyclable.
Green Mountain, the maker of the Keurig, is working on improving its pods. It plans to make all K-Cups recyclable by 2020, but that’s five years away. The waste from all those pods going into landfills will continue to grow.
What if all that unrecyclable waste rose up against us? That’s the idea behind “Kill the K-Cup before It Kills Our Planet,” a clever short video created by a group called Kill the K-Cup. READ MORE