Dunkin’ Donuts Briefly Flirts With Nixing K-Cups

May 12, 2017

Many argue the little coffee pods are killing the environment

Earlier this week, Dunkin’ Donuts shareholders debated whether or not to reconsider its booming K-cup business — aka those disposable single-serve coffee pods made ubiquitous by manufacturer Keurig Green Mountain. The admirable reason? The environmental impact of the pods, which many argue unnecessarily clog up landfills (some estimates suggest that literally billions of K-cups end up in American landfills each year).

But perhaps not surprisingly, more than 80% of shareholders voted against the proposal, according to a Dunkin’ rep, squashing that environmental debate for now.

Before the decision,