Our K-Cup® pods are made from plastic #5, a material accepted in most municipal recycling programs, and can be found throughout the country in your favourite brands and varieties.
We were determined to reduce our environmental footprint, but knew there would be challenges along the way. In this video, see how we pursued innovative strategies to make sure our K-Cup® pods were not only recyclable, but could actually be recycled.*
Our solution is simple: the pods are designed so you can peel off the foil lid, compost the coffee grounds, and recycle the plastic #5 cup, alongside other recyclable containers from your home, in local community recycling programs.
We wanted to make sure that our pods were not only recyclable, but also recycled.
That is why we partnered with key players in the industry, particularly
recyclers, to develop a solution that really works.
Allow K-Cup® pod to cool. Starting at the puncture, peel and dispose of the lid.
Compost or discard the coffee grounds.
Filter can remain.*
Discard the empty K-Cup® pods in your
recycling bin. It’s that simple!**
* When recycling K-Cup® pods containing hot chocolates or specialty beverages, step 2 is not required.
**Currently recyclable in select locations.
Explore our recyclable K-Cup® pods. Now available in brands and varieties you love.