Waste Reduction Week runs from October 17th – 23rd, 2016 throughout Canada. And we thought this is a great time to talk about something we all love over here at our office…coffee.
Coffee is a simple drink that we’ve complicated for the sake of convenience.
Unfortunately, this convenience has a negative impact on our environment. Take-out coffee cups, and single-serve coffee pods are not accepted in Quinte’s blue box program, and should be disposed as regular garbage.
But there are options.
- Brew your own coffee. Put that pod machine away, and pull out the old drip coffee maker. The filter and the grinds are 100% compostable in a backyard composter or your municipal green bin. A coffee press is even less wasteful, as a filter is not needed.
- Use a reusable travel mug. Most coffee shops offer a discount on a cup of coffee if you bring your own mug. Save money and create less waste? Yes, please!
- When dining-in to meet up with a group of friends, or business colleagues at your favourite coffee shop, ask for a REAL mug. The coffee tastes better and you’re generating less waste.
There’s nothing better than a really great cup of coffee, except when there’s nothing but garbage left over. This Waste Reduction Week, let’s all do our part to keep coffee simple.