I'm so sickened by the popularity of these machines. I get that they're convenient and they brew a good cup of coffee, but the k-cups are wasteful and aren't even recyclable.
I've spent a few hours this afternoon reading about ways to reduce use of or recycle k-cups, and I'm not coming up with much. Most "fixes" would be okay if they were for home use, but I'm trying to find a way to cut down on use at work. My company has multiple Keurig machines for ~1200 employees, and I know that many of these employees drink multiple cups of coffee a day. That's a LOT of k-cup waste.
As one of the most vocal and active members of my company's "green team" I feel like I have to do something, but I'm not sure what. I know that taking them away and going back to pots of coffee will cause all sorts of backlash and bittching, but there aren't really many feasible ways to reduce the use on such a large scale.
Anyone else feel my pain? Have any ideas to help me out?