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The K-Cups Are Killing Mother Earth


There’s a good chance either you or somebody you know received a Keurig this past Christmas. The K-Cups are the hottest thing going (pun unintended) that give you that single-serve brewing coffee experience that’s almost like Starbucks.  It is estimated that 1 out 3 Americans has this pod-based machine in their home now.

The K-Cups, which is the pod that holds that coffee, generated almost $5 billion dollars for Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of the machine. But what is that doing to the environment? As you’re sipping your cup of joe created from one of those K-cups while reading this, you’re probably wondering “What are you talking about?”

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