KITCHEN

Coffee Grounds

ISSUES / CHALLENGES

  • Used coffee grounds are a by-product of your daily cup of coffee (or three!) and are not a waste item. They have excellent nutrient properties and can be used for personal care, around the home and in the garden.
  • Around 9 billion tons of coffee are produced each year. The majority of resulting by product of used coffee grounds is thrown away, adding to landfill waste.

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EFFECTS

Landfill Waste

Wastes Resources

DO

  • Don’t throw away used coffee grounds if you make your coffee at home. Collect in a jar, and store in the fridge until you use them.
  • Used coffee grounds can be added to compost, a worm bin, or added directly to soil as mulch. Here are some useful tips:
  • Consider using coffee grounds as a body scrub or face mask. The basic recipe is as follows: Make a smooth paste of coconut oil, sugar and coffee grounds, and add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance. For some extra beauty boost, try this DIY Face Mask!

BENEFITS

Compostable

Reuseable

Less Waste

LEARN

  • How to fertilise tomato plants with coffee grounds:

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Video

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BENEFITS

Less Waste

Compostable

Reuseable

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