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Hamburg bans single-use coffee pods from its government buildings

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Hamburg bans single-use coffee pods from its government buildings

Melanie Wong | Feb 23, 2016 09:09 AM

"...While state governments making laws to 'save cities from themselves' can be a terrible idea, in Hamburg’s case, the decision seems really wise. The law only applies to staff in government-owned buildings - coffee pods are still legal anywhere else - but imagine the dent in landfill usage if more governments around the world took similar actions.

And let’s face it, pod coffee isn’t all that good anyway."

A German city just became the first in the world to ban single-use coffee pods

There’s a statistic floating around that if you collected all the single-use coffee pods sold by market leader Keurig in a year and lined them up end...

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