Keurig: Waste Less & Save Money

 

Many of my friends and family have Keurigs. I look at them and can’t help but think how wasteful they are. If you have only one cup of coffee everyday for a year that’s 365 of those little plastic k-cups. Now times that by millions! Last year Keurig Green Moutain estimated that 20 million households in the US used its brewers. That means over 7 billion k-cups in the trash every year in the US alone. The real number is probably double or triple that because most people drink more than 1 cup of coffee a day and many house holds have more than 1 coffee drinker. Then you have to think of all the waste created when making K-Cups.

That is completely and totally insane! I mean seriously how wasteful are we as society? I’m kinda ashamed that I ever wanted a Keurig. I’m completely fine with brewing my little tiny two cups of coffee in my pot and composting the filter and grounds to use in my garden. If I brew a whole pot I’m not opposed to throwing some in a pan on the stove and heating it up later in the day. This has been working pretty well for me for years.

But for those of you who have a Keurig or who have family and friends that do there are a few options to make your Keurig less wasteful.

Reusable K-Cups

If you want to keep using your Keurig I think this is probably the most environmentally friendly option out there. You can get stainless steel mesh and BPA free plastic reusable K-Cups.  All you do is add your coffee of choice to the cup and brew like normal. This will actually save you some money since those little K-Cups can get expensive.

Where to Get Reusable K-Cups

Bed Bath & Beyond

WalMart

KMart

Amazon

 

Compostable/Biodegradeable K-Cups

This is the next best option, it still can be wasteful to make but at least you filling landfills with little plastic K-Cups

Where to Get Compostable K-Cups

Rogers Family Coffee

EcoCaffe

 

Or you could just dump the Keurig!

You can always go old school and sell the Keuring and dust off you old Mr. Coffee. Or get a French Press, if you like really strong fancy coffee then I really recommend you get one of these! If you get a french press you MUST use coarse ground coffee to prevent any particles from breaking through.

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