Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Recycling coffee grounds is the 'in' thing . Even we can avail ourselves of this free fertiliser.
This is the only coffee shop I know that leaves its grounds out for passersby. It is also the best coffee shop in the area. The baristas has obviously taken a coffee course. The capuccino is hot, freshly brewed with the aroma of the finest of coffee beans.
Every morning there is a stream of customers who come straight off the car ferry and across the road for their morning coffee and hot snack, cheese or spinach pies with different pastries and fillings, before continuing on to work or travel on the mainland.
Good on them for leaving out their coffee grounds!
I had no idea that coffee grounds could be used as fertiliser until I researched last winter how to turn my hydrangeas blue. The coffee grounds work by the way. I had a pink flower turn purple last spring and hopefully I'll have 2 next year.
I scatter our daily filter coffee grounds, grind up egg shells, compost everything vegetable and soon I'll be putting wood ash from the stove on the garden too.
I used to bury fish bones but cats kept on digging them up no matter how much I covered them
Downtown the oil used for frying in tavernas is also collected and recycled. There is a collection service so oil is no longer just dumped in the sea or on land and hopefully it encourages tavernas to change their oil more often too.
We are also encouraged, us by our grandchildren, to recycle plastic, glass tins and paper. There are special big blue bins all over the island.