How Long Does It Take For Your Coffee Pod To Decompose?


A news release from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville tells readers that a Scientific Reports article has recently been published that assessed the life cycle of disposable coffee pods; and, shows why the coffee pod you choose for your single-cup coffee machine matters.

According to the report, single-cup coffee brewers occupy approximately 40% of US workplaces. The significance of this is that plastic coffee pods are placing a substantial burden on the economy and the environment by compounding the issue of recycling complex plastics. In fact, studies estimate that the throw-away pods landfilled in just 2014 alone, could encircle the earth more than 12 times.

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