Can I recycle my Keurig K-Cups?
by Suzanne Dionne
(Woodbury, CT. USA)
What exactly is the K-cup made of? What grade plastic is it?
Good question. I have a Keurig B60 Special Edition myself and have opened up a K-Cup in the hope of being able to find some clue at to whether the plastic is recyclable. But I haven’t found anything – not the recyclable logo, nor a number.
In addition, it's tough separating the plastic cup from the foil lid and the filter material that is attached inside.
I have pretty much given up on being able to recycle the used K-Cups. It's frustrating, particularly when you see quite a pile of them building up in the garbage.
More and more now I use a re-usable filter basket. After each use I simply pour out the used coffee grinds, (for my compost), wash the filter and use it again next time.
The filter I use is the My K-Cup Coffee Filter.