Did you know that on average 18 million tonnes of used coffee grounds go into landfills each year? Spent coffee grounds also emit a large amount of methane - a greenhouse gas 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide, the largest contributor to global warming.
It's that time of year again, Black Friday – a hyper-consumerist frenzy and symbol of overconsumption that is the antithesis of what it means to be sustainable. It's no surprise then, that many people question what they should, or shouldn't be, doing during this day. Here are three things you can do this Friday to make the day more sustainable:
Globally, over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day. Us humans sure do love our coffee! But with that level of consumption, it's no surprise that the amount of waste generated from the coffee industry is also a staggering statistic.