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K-cup inventor regrets his creation

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The inventor of Keurig's K-cups has regrets he ever invented the single-serve coffee pods.

K-cups are non-recyclable and non-biodegradable. In 2014 along, Keurig sold more than 9 billion of the K-cups.

In a recent interview with The Atlantic, K-cup inventor John Sylvan said he doesn't have a KEurig machine and "feels bad sometimes" that he invented the K-cup.

He says he and others have designed solutions and that he tested his design "years ago, and it worked."

He sold the company for $50,000 back in 1997.

In 2014, Keurig Green Mountain announced plans to create a fully recyclable version of K-cups by 2020, but some environmental advocates claim they will never be recyclable.

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