Hands-On-Green: RECYCLING THE KEURIG VUE CUP

The Vue Cup is the replacement for the K-Cup.  Where the K-Cup is made of non-recyclable plastic, the Vue cup is made of #5 recyclable plastic.  So now, instead of just throwing away the fully assembled cup, you can recycle it…well you can recycle the cup and compost the coffee.  The paper filter is probably recyclable depending upon your area.  The lid is made of foil, which would be recyclable if it were clean…but…there is a mini filter glued to it.  It is our hope that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is developing more sustainable packaging.  In the meantime here is how to disassemble, recycle, compost and throw away the rest.