Polypropylene (#5) plastic is a common plastic used in household products today. It also withstands our toughest quality standards, to ensure each pod delivers great tasting coffee our fans expect.
Common household products made with #5 plastic
Because community recycling programs for #5 plastics are on the rise, more and more recyclers accept #5 plastics. We’re working with recyclers so they are ready to sort and recycle our pods.
Since 2011, businesses in the U.S. use our Grounds to Grow On™ program to collect used K-Cup® pods and return them to become compost and energy.