FAQ: Single-Serve Coffee Makers
Q: My 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.