Reusable tea bags
Most disposable tea bags contain plastic linings, which means they cannot break down fully in a normal household composter. Instead, why not opt for reusable tea bags. Simply fill them with loose tea leaves and brew like a normal cup of tea. The tea leaves can then be composted afterwards.
Tea strainers and teapots
Alternatively, why not use a tea strainer. This has the same principles as a reusable tea bag however, we have found that they are much easier to clean. Or why not opt for the good old fashioned teapot? Simply add loose tea leaves and hot water, let it brew for several minutes and pour over a strainer into a cup. This is ideal when you are making a round of tea at home!
39,000 coffee pods are used every minute around the world, many of which cannot be recycled. Switching to a reusable one will allow you to still make a cup of coffee, but can be used again and again. The leftover coffee grounds are perfect for the compost pile too.
Alternatively, many coffee pod brands, such as Nespresso, have recycling schemes available for their pods. This means you can return your used pods to them so that they can be recycled into new pods.
A classic way to make coffee using coffee grounds. Simply add it to the pot and press down on the handle. Like the coffee pods, the coffee grounds can be composted too.
Good old instant
Did you know that instant coffee is the best way to make coffee in terms of waste? This is because all of the coffee is used in the brewing process. Packaging from instant coffee is often made from easily recyclable materials too.
Want to know more about reusing? Check out our page here