The chair of the city's public works and infrastructure committee is asking Toronto's waste management department to study ways to reduce the number of single-serve coffee pods that end up in landfills.
Although not much of a coffee drinker herself, Coun. Jaye Robinson decided to raise the issue of coffee waste, after the recent introduction of a coffee pod marketed as compostable, and 100 per cent biodegradable.
"I'm expecting more people, who are environmentally responsible, are going to start using these new compostable pods," said Robinson, who represents Ward 25, Don Valley West. "The issue is, it's actually not compostable in Toronto."
Last month, Loblaws launched its President's Choice single-serve coffee pods, made by Toronto's Club Coffee, using innovation from the University of Guelph. read more >>