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Crosscurrents

Single use coffee cups

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Laura Flynn
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The Davis Street Transfer Station

 

Where do you get your morning cup of coffee? Did you get it at a cafe? Use an old fashion coffee maker, or did you use a single-cup brewing machine? In 2014, single-cup brewing was the fastest growing coffee trend. But what happens to all of the waste created by those individual pods?

"In 2014, about 9.8 billion K-Cup packs were sold, according to Cura Green Mountain, the company that makes them. But with that success has come another problem: what to do with those little plastic cups when they're finished."

From our friends at Making Contact in Oakland, Laura Flynn reports.