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Keurig accepts to settle coffee pod recyclability suit regarding K-Cup Pods
Keurig Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has reached tentative class-action agreements with a consumer suing the company regarding its coffee pod recyclability claims.
By: KCup For Sale
Details of this deal, which is the second major settlement regarding brand owners' claims for recyclability in recent months have not yet been released.
Kathleen Smith from Lafayette, Calif. sued Keurig Green Mountain. Smith claimed that Keurig told consumers to take out the metal foil on the K-Cups (https://kcupsforsale.com/
The suit claims the cups are too small to pass through sorting screens at materials recover facilities (MRFs) due to their small sizes. According to the suit, cups that aren't disposed by the MRF can cause contamination of other recyclables. The lawsuit also claims that even if they're sorted, baled, and sold to an MRF, residual metal and food contaminants make them unrecyclable or difficult-to-
Keurig requested that the case be dismissed citing a variety of reasons. Keurig claimed that the plaintiff failed to distinguish between its original coffee pods and its recycled K-Cup pods (https://kcupsforsale.com/
Keurig argued in its motion to dismiss that Keurig's marketing language was compliant with the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides. California statutes refer to Keurig's disclosure to consumers that the cups cannot be recycled in all areas and to instruct them to "check local."
Keurig was dealt an unfortunate legal blow in June 2019 when Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr. declined dismissal of the case. Over Keurig's resistance, Gilliam issued an order certifying the class represented by plaintiff in September 2020. His ruling states that the class is "all persons who purchased Products for personal or family purposes in California (either directly, or through an agency) between June 8, 2016 and the present."
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