No. In fact, those cups contain poisonous toxins (BPA) and coated metals, making them un-recyclable. In fact, Keurig publicly says their products are not environmentally friendly on their website:
Reducing the environmental impact of our packaging materials and brewing systems is a top priority for Keurig. It is a challenge to create a portion pack that is recyclable and delivers an extraordinary cup of coffee; however, Keurig is actively working to meet this challenge head on.
The K-Cup® package is made up of three main elements — the cup itself, a filter and an aluminum foil top. The polyethylene coating of the foil - as well as the process of heat-sealing the various elements - makes recycling difficult.
The portion pack composition prevents oxygen, light and moisture from degrading the coffee. Without the barrier the packaging materials provide, we could not maintain quality or freshness.
Also, see this post on the basic economics of regular brewing vs. Keurig brewing:
Chinese environmental groups claim that Apple manufacturers have been releasing harmful pollutants into the environment. A report by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) and other non-governmental Chinese environment groups cited, for example, that an Apple factory in the city of Taiyuan in Shanxi Province released gases into the air that made it difficult for residents to open their windows.
"The large volume of discharge in Apple’s supply chain greatly endangers the public’s health and safety," the report read.
it is widely believed by Chinese environmentalists that Apple is exploiting the country’s lax regulations….accused of discharging several dozen tons of sludge containing hazardous chemicals every day.
A round up of headlines about nasty algae breakouts in France caused by farm poop.
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