Waitrose to offer compostable coffee pods!
by Will Roderick
What's Going On Here?
Waitrose has announced it will become the first major UK retailer to stock own-brand compostable coffee pods.
What Does This Mean?
This move is part of Waitrose’s commitment that all own-brand packaging will be widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable by 2025. Coffee grounds are often chucked away without a second thought. However, being nitrogen-rich they are can be great fertiliser for plants.
Due to be released in December 2018, the home compostable coffee pods can be thrown straight into your compost, reducing the need to buy fertiliser, which can save you both time and money!
Why Should We Care?
30% of UK residents now own coffee pod machines in our homes. That’s a latte coffee pods being thrown away each year. How many exactly? OK we’ll do some rough mathematics for you:
Single-use coffee pods are typically made of aluminium, or worse, mixed plastics and foil. While, aluminium is generally recyclable, when contaminated with leftover coffee grounds those pods often can’t be recycled in standard council recycling centres meaning that many of these end up in landfill too.
Are you one of the 8 million households who own a pod coffee machine in the UK? Well don't be a mug...reduce your environmental impact by switching to a home compostable brand such as Eden or Waitrose.
Thanks for spilling the beans on that one Curious.Tom - BLOODY BREWTIFUL!
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