Saturday, May 24, 2008

Eco Filter Giveaway

If 25% of Los Angeles residents make 1 pot of coffee in the morning using a paper filter, (one used filter measures 5cu. Inches) this amounts to 81,159 cu. Ft. of trash per day. (approximately 10,000 sq. ft. in area, the size of two McDonald's buildings).

Going Green is about making small changes to lessen my impact on the planet. Something small and easy to change is the way I filter my coffee.

ECO FILTER is a gourmet coffee filter made form tightly-woven, unbleached cotton.
It can be used in the place of a paper coffee filter and needs only to be rinsed in between uses. However if you feel the need, ECO FILTER can be washed in the dish washer. ECO FILTER comes in a pack of two, so it is easy to rotate when one is being washed and dried.

ECO FILTER comes in a variety of sizes to fit most any coffee maker.

Eco Filter allows the diterpenes (found in the oil droplets) and coffee sediment to be filtered out. A Dutch study, cited in the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter March 1997, stated that if people trying to lower their blood cholesterol should not drink unfiltered European style coffee, such as that made in a French press.

So, if you would like to make great tasting, healthy, earth-friendly coffee, you should try an Eco Filter!

ECO FILTER is giving away a set of 2 Eco Filters in your choice of size to one lucky My Greening reader.
To enter, visit the Eco Filter website and comment here telling me something you like about Eco Filter.
Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win!

Contest will close on June 1, 9pm CST. One winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator.

51 comments:

mama2reese said...

That is cool - but my coffee maker came w/ the "gold" filter that i rinse. You can still buy filters (I have no idea why!) but i don't. I just rinse it - or if I am lazy, I don't and have stronger coffee :-)

Green & Clean Mom said...

I'd love to win! I love coffee and if I can drink my organic coffee and cut down on the waste and help the envrionment, I'm all for it. I love that the company thinks the same thing and that they make such a variety.
sommer at greenandcleanmom dot org

Sharee said...

I like that it'll keep the yucky sediment from going into your cup. I hate getting to the bottom of my coffee cup and seeing sludge. Gross!
As much as I make coffee, I definitely need a reusable filter. I also like that it'll stand up better than the paper filters. Mine often collapse on one side and all the coffee grounds leak into my cup.

windycindy said...

Hello! Thanks for the introduction to a wonderful site. I like the fact that the filter only needs rinsing in between using it! It even can be cleaned in the dishwasher is a big plus.....Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Sheila said...

I like that the fact that they are not only good for the environment, but they save you money as well.

Kim said...

I like the fact that they are reusable, and I am not being wasteful.

Mary512 said...

Wow I've never heard of these. another great way to save the earth. Great giveaway, thanks! hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

Katie said...

I like the cost saving aspect of it, and the health aspect.

Thanks for the chance to win!

katie at dekabyte dot com

Mel said...

100% Natural Fabric? Healthy? Reusable? AND IT SAVES MONEY?!! I make a pot a day (sometimes 2 on the weekends). If I never have to but filters, I would love it.

Ginny said...

I like that there health benefits to use these, plus less waste & money savings! Great product :)

mom2boys said...

I love the fact that they are healthier and you can reuse them.
It's better in every way. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

I like that they are compact and ultimately biodegradeable. My mom has the gold cone filter but even that someday will end up in a landfill.

I think these would be good Christmas presents for my inlaws!

Jen said...

Argh - I hit return before I added my email. The above comment (about the filters being biodegradeable) was from me, and my email is

additionproblems [at] gmail [dot] com

Laura said...

I love any company that really seeks change for the environment and isn't just trying to jump on the green bandwagon to make a quick buck!

Reiza said...

I like that you can toss it in the dishwasher if you want, but you don't have to.

I also really like that it's reusable.

LisaW said...

I love that it's re-usable. Less waste and one less thing to remember to buy.

Mama EZ said...

What a great product to know about! I think it's very handy that they come in a two pack as we'd certainly need both. Great concept overall, thanks!

Stacy said...

I like that it filters out the oil like a french press

Ames said...

I'm a fan of the money saving aspect :)

Dianna_Ball said...

Hmm - this would be interesting to try. My husband drinks coffee from a French press, but uses the paper filters too...I love that this filter would be reusable.
dianna_ball(at)hotmail(dot)com

lisa said...

I like that its less wasteful and I still get my caffeine fix

PS said...

Reducing waste sounds like a great reason to me! (Plus I like the saving money bit too!)

Jet'set said...

This is such a great idea... No more worrying about buying filters and no more waste! GREAT!!!
inalak at msn dot com

moushka said...

WOW to just rinse and reuse? How cool is that!

Jennifer said...

I love the fact that it's environment friendly, but also that it helps filter out the sludge & grime before it gets in your coffee cup! Thanks for the chance to win!

Eileen said...

Not only is it helping our environment, but it is saving you money. Gas prices are climbing everyday. Everybit helps!

Eileen-lilly@hotmail.com

CJW's folks said...

Reusable at a good price!

Bree said...

I love the fact that you just rinse it! How easy is that??

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superfizz said...

I love that I can re-use these filters! I waste so much paper because of my filters.

Panjo Kids said...

Of course I love that it's reusable! And only has to be rinsed. Because let's face it... I'm lazy.

Cuddle Cottage said...

OK, it's re-usable, cost effective, earth friendly AND the coffee tastes better - what's not to like?!

Jenny Jones said...

This is the best idea yet!!! I heart coffee so much and make coffee everyday!! This is fabulous!! Thanks for telling me all about it!

SpicyOne said...

Great. I've switched everything else I could find over to green but I missed the filters.

Danielle said...

I LOOOOOVE that its ecofrinedly and reusable! Can't have enough "green" gadgets! LOL!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Greenhen said...

I alway making coffee. I run out of filters alot. I put my old filters in the compost for my garden. This would be great, I would not forget anymore to buy any and I like the idea of going green

Amira M said...

I agree with someone above who said that normal filters made her coffee taste like sludge with all of the residue it leave in the machine...

This would be great!

janejett said...

great filters

wigget said...

environmentally and wallet friendly

Marlene said...

Thanks for having this great giveaway. I have been investigating more eco-friendly products and didn't realize that there were better coffee filters. What's even better is they are affordable and near the regular filter's price.

I would love to use one package at home and one at work. This way more people could become aware that these are available.

queenoftheclick (at) yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Ian likes to drink coffee. The filters would be a great way to further my earth-friendly efforts.

graceinva@yahoo.com

dolls123 said...

Can be washed in the dishwasher

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

jblanton1 said...

easy to use, clean and durable, just rinse and reuse. sounds great to me. Please enter me in the contest

kaylee8 said...

Great product and I like how quickly they ship!

telecias. said...

It is reusable and eco-friendly.

Bebemiqui said...

I like the reusable aspect. Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

elena said...

I could use this

Alexia said...

This is such a great idea - I never knew reusable filters existed! I don't drink coffee, but my mom does and I know she would love them so I'll enter for her.

I think the best thing about the Eco Filters is that they are reusable...not only does that save the environment, but it's cheaper!

The Cooks said...

Another great find!! Good job! I would love to win the filters. We make coffee daily and it is annoying to throw away the filters every day. I love that you just rinse them out (don't have to put it in the dishwasher) and I love that it would cut down on waste.
-sarah

Brooke said...

They're reuseable!! Fabulous!

calgirl said...

Durable and reuseable, this is perfect for our green house