Canada’s Single Use Plastic Ban

Unpacking Equity is a collaboration between the Public Policy and Governance Review and the Equity, Diversity and Public Policy Initiative (EDPP) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. This series aims to explain equity-related policy issues and break down complicated topics involving equity, diversity and inclusion. Policy professionals can gain a better…

Innovation and Waste: Environmental Policy in the ‘K-Cup’ Era

Alyssa Wali Last week, Keurig “K-Cup” creator John Sylvan admitted to regretting his invention: plastic pods containing concentrated coffee mix, which are inserted into Keurig coffee machines to produce an individualized cup of joe. Because coffee is a staple for many, the widespread use of the machine and its K-Cups have contributed considerably towards the amount of waste…