I drink either looseleaf tea (which comes in a recyclable tin or pouch), tea made from the mint in my backyard, or tea from the Republic of Tea, whose teabags are compostable. I either get coffee in a reusable tin in bulk from the supermarket or again in recyclable pouches. I rarely drink out of aluminum soda cans, but I do recycle those and glass and plastic drink bottles, still not using them in the first place is preferable IMO to recycling them. Does that assuage your concerns at all? I just don't understand why you're getting so riled up about my decision to reduce waste for a few weeks.