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#KillTheKCup

I must rethink my coffee consumption.

Convenience vs environmental sustainability…

The guy who invented the K-Cup, John Sylvan, doesn’t even own one

“I don’t have one. They’re kind of expensive to use,” Sylvan told The Atlantic. Sylvan isn’t just worried about the negative impact of K-Cups on his wallet. As with plenty of environmental activists, he’s concerned about all those plastic pods ending up in landfills. With enough K-Cups sold in 2014 to encircle the globe at least 10.5 times, Sylvan seems to be regretting his invention.

“I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it,” he said.

There’s a change.org petition that has been generated demanding that Keuring begin making universally recyclable K-Cup coffee pods now and not by 2020 as the company has loosly committed – and YES, I’ve signed the petition

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Along with the change.org petition there is a full blown campaign going viral on social media under the hashtag #killthekcup – follow those conversations here.

This is serious folks, we need to act.

I guess I’m looking for a new coffee machine too. Any suggestions?

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