Green Tip #5: Use Used Coffee Grounds


There seems to be no end to bad news about the state of our environment, but there is good news too. This bi-weekly Environmental Moment will highlight some good news and offer tips on how you can help reduce waste, energy, and use of plastics. May this instill hope for our future.


Good News: Vermont is the first state ban food waste in landfill trash.


Green Tip #5:
Did you know that used coffee grounds make a good soil amendment? Used coffee grounds are especially good for acid loving plants such as azaleas and camellias. So don’t throw away your coffee grounds, but be sure to put the coffee filter in the green yard waste bin. Or better yet, use a metal filter which can be rinsed and reused. Remember, it takes energy, water, resources, transportation, and single use plastics to manufacture and distribute coffee filters too.