Coffee Filters

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Compost Unbleached Filters

Tear or shred filters to help them decompose more quickly. Also, keep them inside the compost pile so they stay moist — do not let them dry out on top. Avoid composting filters that have been bleached with chemicals.

Ways to Reduce

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Try Another Brewing Method

Other methods of making coffee, such as French presses or espresso makers, don’t require any single-use materials.

Use a Permanent Filter

Try using a metal or cotton permanent filter instead of disposable paper filters.

Ways to Reuse

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Reuse Paper Filters

Most coffee filters can be reused multiple times before they stop being effective. Dump out or compost the grounds, then rinse and dry the filter.