While the initiative to reduce and recycle has been growing across the country, one Taos shop is determined to take the “reduce” part a little more seriously.
By 2020, Coffee Apothecary owners Pablo Flores and Lydia McHayley are hoping to take their coffee shop into the world of waste-free business. Coffee shops generate a large amount of waste not only by the to-go cups they pour countless beverages into, but the containers and packaging their products come in as well. Due to this, both Flores and McHaley are trying to reduce their footprint and encourage others in town to do the same.
“I go through our trash and I pick out all the glass and all the recyclables,” Flores said. “This is a total social experiment.”