Keurig introduces new, recyclable K-Mug pods

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Keurig, the company known for single-cup coffee brewing systems, has come under fire recently because its signature K-cup pods are not recyclable.

In fact, the K-cup inventor doesn't even use his own creation, citing the expense and environmental concerns.

This week, Keurig unveiled K-Mug pods, which are larger and recyclable.

In a news release, Business Wire reports that the new pods work with the Keurig 2.0 brewer and can be used to make up to 16 ounces of coffee. The pod's plastic cup can be "quickly and easily separated from the lid and filter for recycling."

The company states that the K-Carafe and Vue pods are also recyclable. The company hopes to make all of its pods recyclable by 2020.