These Guys Found a Way to Recycle K-Cups, and the Finished Products May Astound You

Innovative recycling company TerraCycle can recycle every part of these tiny ecoterrors.
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Jul 30, 2015·
TakePart Staff

We all think we know how to recycle because we can toss an aluminum can in its appropriate bin, but how is it actually done? Get a glimpse of the real science that goes down alongside TerraCycle’s company happy hours and team yoga activities in our new video series, On the Ball With Dan Harris. Harris is the director of zero waste boxes at TerraCycle, as featured on Participant Media's Human Resources on Pivot, so he knows a thing or two about not wasting time (get it?).

Thirteen billion coffee capsules ended up in landfills in the last year alone. In this week's episode, acclaimed scientist Rick Zultner from Human Resources breaks down the recyclable components of the unsustainable coffee capsule for Harris and walks us through what the good folks at TerraCycle are doing to transform the materials into brand-new products and create a more sustainable future.

Human Resources is an unconventional, comedic, behind-the-scenes look at TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company whose mission is to eliminate the idea of waste. TerraCycle takes anything and everything that is landfill bound—from potato chip bags to cigarette butts—and recycles, upcycles, reuses, or otherwise transforms these objects into something else. Using science, creativity, and a little DIY attitude, it's changing the way we think about trash.

Watch all-new episodes of Human Resources Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, only on Pivot.