Do you know how wasteful coffee pods are? Well, Keurig does, and the company just made a big announcement: “100-percent of K-Cup®pods will be recyclable by 2020.” Only four more years of senseless waste!
Coffee pods are a bad idea. I’ve gone on this rant before, and I stand by every word I wrote way back when. This Keurig news just has me all sorts of steamed up, though. Keurig sold nearly 10 billion K-Cups in 2014. Laid end-to-end, those little blocks of trash would circle the globe 12 times. And while the company has rolled out some recycling programs (as has Keurig’s competitor Nespresso) the fact of the matter is that these lazy man machines produce a lot of trash. Just because something is recyclable does not mean people will recycle it, especially Americans.