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FAQ: Single-Serve Coffee Makers - Sustainability at Wake Forest

Sustainability at Wake Forest

FAQ: Single-Serve Coffee Makers

QMy office uses a single-serve coffee maker. What is the environmental impact of these disposable plastic coffee pods?
A: You have options:
  • Lead by example. Brew an appropriately sized pot, use a reusable mug, and encourage others to do the same.
  • Recycle your K-Cups. Branded K-cups are recyclable through specialized recycling collection of #5 plastics. You must separate the filter and grounds from the cup before you make your deposit.
  • Make the switch. Find a brand that is compostable.
  • Send it back. Make use of Keurig’s Grounds to Grow program.