Not-OK-Cups

K-Cups hit the 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health list, but not for a happy reason—because they aren’t recyclable or biodegradable, they’re also filling landfills. In 2014, enough K-Cups were sold that if placed end-to-end, they would circle the globe 10.5 times.

The manufacturer pledges to create an environmentally friendly version by 2020.

Check GHN every Wednesday for an up-close look at one of the objects that made the list published by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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