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K-Cup creator regrets his invention

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The man who invented the K-Cup, the single-serve coffee pod used in Keurig coffee machines, says he regrets creating it. John Sylvan says he thinks it causes too much waste and is bad for the environment.

When he invented it, he said he thought it would be typically used in offices for people with differing tastes; however, pod-based coffee machines are now used in more than 30% of American homes.

Sylvan sold his interest in the company in 1997.

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