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While some coffee pods have a takeback program offered by their specific manufacturer, it is not clear that they actually get recycled. Place in the grey cart (landfill) if you don't send it back.
Use reusable coffee pods or reusable filters, and buy your coffee in bulk. Try a new method of making coffee such as french press or pour-over using a reusable filter.
Single-use plastic coffee pods are a major source of pollution. The process of growing and producing coffee is plagued with negative consequences on the environment, most notably intensive water use, water pollution, and deforestation.
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