Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Get This Straight: Everything is Recyclable

So here is a ridiculous story, but I highlight a particular piece of ridiculousness within the bold...
In 2013, Keurig Green Mountain produced 8.3 billion K-Cups that were brewed on millions of machines around the world -- enough to circle to globe 10.5 times. Last year, production rose to nearly 9.8 billion, and most of those pods are not recyclable.
Let me assure you, dear readers, everything is recyclable.  What this article should have said to be accurate is, "most of those pods are not recyclable at a reasonable cost borne by a willing party."

To wit, this is recycling too.  Not your mind's eye of recycling, but recycling it is.  If those behemoths can be recycled, so can K-Cups.  The difference is in the cost to do so.  No one is willing to bear the costs, in time and money, to recycle K-Cups, thus they are 'not recycled' rather than "not recyclable."  Big difference.


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