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Professor Tensie Whelan underscores the demand for compostable coffee pods

Excerpt from The Guardian -- "...the convenience of these pods comes with an environmental cost: they are typically made from partly- or un-recyclable plastic, which ends up in landfills. It’s something that is starting to weigh on consumers’ conscience, according to Tensie Whelan, director of New York University’s Center for Sustainable Business, and former president of the Rainforest Alliance. 'People love the convenience of the single serving, and they’re going to go for convenience over waste,' said Whelan. 'But most people feel guilty about it.'"

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