January 16th, 2012
With the New Year comes new resolutions, and a common resolution is to recycle and reuse products more. This is also a common question we get on this blog. An article in the Los Angeles Times gives a solid overview of the state of recycling in the one-cup coffee industry. Unfortunately, there’s no new developments in this department. Currently, the Keurig k-cups are not easily recycled because the k cups are made from three different materials; however, Nespresso has a program where customers can drop used Nespresso capsules off at Nespresso stores and boutiques.
For other tips on recycling and reusing single-cup coffee serving capsules like kcups, youtube users like Madrosed have posted instructional videos on how to use a single k-cup multiple times. But the video is a little dated because Starbucks k-cups are now available.