Coffee cups are recyclable

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

We have been recycling takeaway coffee cups since 1995 and have not realised that the world is not able to recycle these items until only recently.


to reuse or make (a substance) available for reuse for biological activities through natural processes of biochemical degradation or modification  Merriam Webster dictionary.

 to process (something, such as liquid body waste, glass, or cans) in order to regain material for human use.  Merriam Webster dictionary


Just as the Howard-Higgins system or any proper composting system can recycle poisonous plants such as fox gloves etc., and make them into optimum fertiliser so we do with coffee cups. We turn them all into fertiliser that grows super nutritious organic food.

No harmful pathogens have ever been found in the the finished product HH-4.

The UK Government have also released a video stating that coffee cups are non recyclable and will remain undecomposed for 1,000 years? The Good Gardeners have been recycling coffee cups since 1995 and making them into organic fertiliser that conserves moisture and carbon in 90 days; something Australia really needs. HH-2 reduces polyethelene to its organic compounds.



Further reading

100 years later… Farming Today

Some of the principles that Howard wrote about 100 years ago are just being talked about in this broadcast of Farming Today. From the Groundswell

Support Our Projects

Whilst Good Gardeners International is lucky enough to generate some income through our own products, we still rely heavily on invaluable donations from people such as yourself. If you can support us and the work we do, there are four options below to get involved.