This past week, while enjoying a latte at Hot Shots Java in Poulsbo, my friend Gayle pointed out something so clever, I have to share it: Pasta (linguine it appears to be) used as coffee stir sticks! What a great idea for avoiding those red, plastic sticks–the ones that if you have ever done a beach clean up–show up over and over again (that and any plastic drink straw, but don’t get me started on beach trash). And while the wooden ones are a step better because they are biodegradable; trees are much too valuable a resource to use for mixing a cup o’ joe.
Pasta! It’s inexpensive per piece, compostable and ideal for situations where using a spoon (which is logical at home and in many office situations) is unsanitary or against health codes. Thank you to the creative and forward thinking folks at Hot Shot Java for keeping plastic out of the landfills and giving me a stellar, sustainable idea. www.hotshotsjava.com