A recent article by the gentleman who invented the coffee capsule stated the he regretted having done so.

The reason? The environmental impact of millions of used capsules, some aluminium, some plastic.

While producers claim that they are recycled, with the best of intentions, most end up in waste refill!

The same goes for the so called silken or silk pyramid bags (they are actually nylon) – a gimmick which leads to millions of used teabags which are virtually non destructible.

While some are biodegradable they do take a very very long time to break down. Test them yourself if you must!

The traditional paper teabags do break down easily and their contents can be recycled as compost.

Used coffee capsules, nylon pyramid tea bags and discarded cigarette filters, all indestructible- do we really need them in our fragile planet?