In an office environment it's quite often outside snacks are brought in. Instead of picking up a giant paper plate or paper towel, try using a coffee filter instead. They're lightweight, ridiculously inexpensive, and they catch crumbs, grease, pitch and seeds from any lunch snacks you might be munching on.
They also work great to hold foods when you're on the go, plus they dissolve easily in a landfill, so there's very little eco-guilt involved in the process. An added bonus is their ability to hold warm things (say a steamy egg and cheese biscuit) without them getting soggy.
Plus, if you run short of tea bags you can always staple up some loose leaf tea (because we all keep that in our desk drawers right?) and brew yourself an impromptu cup.
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