We try to offset our wasteful Keurig K-Cup addiction by only using San Francisco Bay or Gorilla Coffee K-Cups that use a perforated paper cup rather than plastic.
Throw in a our composting efforts and nearly all of the k-cup is recyclable.
So we were excited to see to this brand in the supermarket from Boyd's Coffee.
When the claims are bigger than the branding you get the impression they're pretty committed to environmental causes.
So their pods are 100% compostable. The ring and top of the K-Cup are made from a product that breaks down naturally.
But. Inside the carton the pods come in a laminated plastic pouch with a second plastic seal enclosure. Congrats you just offset all of your environmental goodness with a casing that will take a 1,000 years to decompose.
Also, although the outer carton is made from 100% recycled stock, it's varnished with a waterproof lacquer that makes it unsuitable for recycling.