1 During 2021, COVID-19 impacts and shipping delays resulted in a very small amount conventional coffee deliveries (0.38%).
2 Check locally, not recyclable in many communities, excluding lid and coffee grounds.
From our recycling and manufacturing efforts, to supporting coffee farming communities, we’re passionate about protecting the future of coffee.
100% of our coffee is responsibly sourced.1
100% of electricity used in our manufacturing facilities will come from renewable sources.
100% of our K-Cup® pods are made with recyclable material.2
We partner with many organizations across the world – with just a few highlighted here – in efforts to care for the coffee ecosystem.
We’ve teamed up with World Coffee Research with the aim of developing different coffee varieties that can withstand the effects of climate change while producing higher quality coffee.Learn More about World Coffee Research
Through our 20+ year partnership with Root Capital, we’re supporting small scale coffee farmers and their families with financing and advisory services.Learn More about Root Capital
We’re promoting sustainable coffee production by helping train over 2,500 farmers to provide safer and cleaner water.Learn More about Blue Harvest
K-Cup® Pods are made with #5 plastic, polypropylene. With this partnership, we are working to expand the acceptance of polypropylene for recycling across the US.Learn More about Polypropylene Recycling Coalition (PRC)
We are working across our supply chain to identify areas that we can positively impact, from addressing issues affecting our farmers to expanding our recycling initiatives – to support the protection of the coffee ecosystem for future generations.
We source from growers who value environmental responsibility and protecting coffee quality.
We support efforts to build resilient, inclusive, and thriving small scale coffee communities.
We’ve built the largest LEED-certified manufacturing plant in North America and we are continuing to identify areas across operations where we could reduce CO2 emissions.
To help more of our pods get recycled, we’ve improved packaging, invested in recycling testing, and helped strengthen the recycling infrastructure.
It’s easy to show the love by recycling at home and at work.Recycling K-Cup® pods at homeRecycling K-Cup® pods at your office
In Sumatra, some aging coffee trees were producing fewer beans. We teamed up with one of our suppliers to provide farmers with high-quality seedlings. This not only grows better beans, but increases productivity, helping growers to increase their incomes and provide for their families and communities.
In collaboration with Root Capital, Keurig launched the Partnership for Sustainable Coffee. With support from Feed the Future, the US Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, by the end of 2020, the project had reached 183 farmer businesses with lending and advisory services, supporting sustainable livelihoods for 330,000 smallholder coffee farmers and their families.
We’re working to explore ways to support a sustainable future, and one of our current development priorities is a compostable K-Cup® pod. We’re also working to expand EASY-PEEL lids to make K-Cup® pod recycling1 more convenient. The K-Cup® Universal Reusable filter is another great way to brew the perfect cup.
Many of our new brewers use less energy compared to prior models, and many incorporate recycled plastics. The K-Mini®, K-Mini Plus®, K-Café Essentials®, KCompact®, K-Slim®, and K-Café Smart® all contain more than 50% recycled plastic.2
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