(almost) zero waste tea and coffee
How are you getting on during zero waste week?
As you might remember, Mr Green and I had a practise run last week as we were away from zero waste towers for a few days enjoying some Devon sea air.
It’s a challenge recycling on the go isn’t it? What with the disposable culture we live in, even getting a cup of coffee and a snack can be a landfill worry.
First there’s the individual plastic milk cartons, then the plastic stirrers (because stainless steel teaspoons are so last year I guess). Not to mention individually-wrapped plastic satchets of sauce to go with your meal…
While we were in Waitrose I spotted the take out coffee dispenser next to the door and I have to say I was pretty impressed. Ok, so you’ve got the pesky number 6 (polystyrene) lids for the cups and although the cups looked like cardboard they must have been waxed so I’m not sure if they were compostable.
However, everything else was pretty much zero landfill. The stirrers were wooden! The sugar was in paper sachets and the milk was in a large stainless steel jug! Even the teabags were just loose in a container for you to help yourself and the napkins seemed to be unbleached.
So overall this is a huge step in the right direction.
Have you visited any eating establishments worthy of a zero waste thumbs up on your travels?