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Mars Drinks’ Single Serve Packaging Redesign Cuts Carbon Footprint by 31%

Mars Drinks, which provides coffee to offices and other workplaces, has developed a new design for its single-serve packaging that has a 31 percent carbon footprint reduction.

K-Cup Recycling

OfficeMax Grand & Toy, TerraCycle Launch K-Cup Recycling Program

OfficeMax Grand & Toy, an affiliate of global office products provider Office Depot, and TerraCycle Canada today announced the launch of the nation’s first K-Cup Packs retailer recycling pilot program. K-Cup Packs, the single-serve coffee pods manufactured by Keurig, have become one of OfficeMax Grand & Toy’s most popular coffee products … Read more »

Biome coffee pod

Bioplastics Firm Brews Compostable Coffee Pods

Biome Bioplastics’ biodegradable coffee pods can provide a sustainable packaging alternative in the $6.6 billion global single-serve coffee capsule market, the UK natural plastic developer says. The company says an estimated 9.1 billion single-serve coffee and drink cartridges wind up in US landfills every year, amounting to some 19 million … Read more »

OneCup Bio

Rogers Family Launches 97% Biodegradable Single-Serve Coffee Cup

Rogers Family Company has developed a single-serve coffee product that it says is 97 percent biodegradable. The company says an estimated 9.1 billion single-serve coffee and drink cartridges — some 19 million cubic feet of waste — wind up in US landfills even year. Its OneCup Bio aims to reduce … Read more »

Canterbury Coffee

Canterbury Coffee Develops 92% Biodegradable Single-Serve Pod

Canterbury Coffee, a specialty coffee roaster based in Richmond, British Columbia, has developed what it says is a 92 percent biodegradable single-serve coffee cup. Waste & Recycling News reports that Canterbury’s sustainable coffee cup is similar to Keurig’s K-Cup, but has 40 percent less plastic. The OneCoffee cup is made … Read more »

coffee cup

Paper Company Opens Coffee Cup Recycling Plant

UK specialty paper company James Cropper has opened what it says is the world’s first facility that will recycle disposable coffee cups and reuse the pulp to make paper. Until now, the plastic content of cups has made them unsuitable for use in papermaking, James Cropper says. In the UK … Read more »