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On this week’s episode, Elise tells the story of the regretful inventor of Keurig and the single-use pod coffee phenomenon.
Other topics include the overwhelming news of the last few weeks, drinking 30 to 40 cups of coffee a day, and plans for future mini-series.
It’s been a week! We hope you’re hanging in there.
If you have episode ideas, especially for our upcoming how-to series, let us know!
If you want to learn more about the Marsha P. Johnson park in New York City and the community activism that helped push the city to scrap the short-sighted thermoplastic/foam decorations in favor of more sustainable, community-oriented design, check out these links:
- STOP THE PLASTIC PARK! PLANT FLOWERS INSTEAD! Change.org petition
- Stop the Plastic Park website
- Marsha P. Johnson State Park (East River State Park), New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
- First State Park in New York to Honor LGBTQ Person and Transgender Woman of Color, Feb 28 2021, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
- New design for Marsha P. Johnson State Park adds more greenery, scraps rainbow-striped mural, Brooklyn Paper
- Biostripe website – Why Buy Less-Toxic Traffic Paint?, Aexcel
Story: Keurig and its Regretful Inventor (Elise)
K-Cup creator John Sylvan regrets inventing Keurig coffee pod system, CBC, March 2015
Kill the K-Cup video aims to show environmental impact of coffee pods, CBC, Jan 2015
The Keurig K-Cup’s inventor says he feels bad that he made it — here’s why, Business Insider, March 2015
Inventor of K-Cups regrets the idea, CNN Money, March 2015
A Brewing Problem, The Atlantic, March 2015
Life cycle assessment of spray dried soluble coffee and comparison with alternatives (drip filter and capsule espresso), ScienceDirect, Oct 2009
A Coffee Conundrum, New York Times, Aug 2010
The Buzz Machine, Boston.com, Aug 2011
Single-serve coffee revolution brews industry change, Seattle Times, Feb 2014
Single-serve coffee market – statistics & facts, Statista, Dec 2020
Recycling Is A Big Deal At Keurig, Keurig.com
Kill the K-Cup video
Olivia had a good experience traveling with Flixbus as an affordable, clean, punctual bus option.
Jane Goodall Hopecast – S1E15: Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Criminal – Episode 167: 48 Hours & Episode 168: 48 Hours Part 2
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