Whilst Brits tend to be much heavier tea drinkers than coffee drinkers, many of us also consume coffee on a regular basis. In the UK alone, the average number of coffee cups consumed daily per capita is 2 cups and while this may not seem like a lot, it means we go through many coffee filters over the course of a year.
For those who brew a lot of coffee, this means loads of paper coffee filters. In many cases, it's perfectly fine to compost paper coffee filters, so there are ways to dispose of them that are worthwhile. Nonetheless, re-usable filters present an even better alternative when one considers all of the resources in manufacturing, packaging and transporting all of the single-use filters. With this in mind, it quickly becomes clear that re-usable coffee filters that you can use thousands of times have a much lesser impact on the environment.
Nowadays, there are several different types of environmentally friendly coffee filters out there. Not only can you use them over and over again, but they are also easily washable, which is a great plus! Additionally, in many cases where they've reached the end of their usefulness they can also be re-cycled or composted and of course, the coffee tastes just as good as with single-use paper filters!
The Sustainable Lifestyle theme is PriceRunner's series on products that are ecologically produced, how one can replace single-use items and how to get started with smart solutions and habits for leading a more sustainable life!
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