Coffee Cups

SINGLE-USE CAFFEINE HOLDER

Having a cup of coffee in the morning is an essential part of many daily routines. This could be stopping by a coffee shop before beginning a busy day of work. When getting coffee to-go, it is provided in either a plastic, paper, or styrofoam cup that is discarded right after.

These cups that we throw

away add up

Convenient coffee on the go

can be sustainable

If a product is created to be used once then thrown away, it is not a sustainable item. This is especially significant for products that do not decompose well, filling up landfills. Paper cups are the most widely used to-go coffee cups. Even though they may seem recyclable, they require additional processing that not all recycling centers offer. This is because paper coffee cups contain a thin layer of plastic in them.

The world is not going to stop drinking coffee. It is also not going to stop commuting with coffee. This simple pleasure does not have to be wasteful. When possible, use a reusable cup. There are many stores that allow you to bring one in. Some stores even encourage this by providing a discount when you do so.

Additionally, consider if brewing your own coffee from home would be more rewarding for you. With this, you have control over what materials you use and how the coffee is made. When starting out, learning how to make your own specialty coffee will require some research. But, the thoughtful process of brewing coffee can be a fun and creative one, as

well as replace the consumer part of your morning routine.

Should you invest in that reusable

coffee cup?

Based on

PERSONAL VALUES

QUALITY

NECESSITY

Is reducing single-use items a priority to you?

NO

It is not a focus

in my life

Investing in this might not be a priority either

YES

It is something I strive to do

Do you like the features of the cup?

NO

It's missing

some things

Look for what that has

what you want

YES

It has everything I'm looking for

Do you drink coffee often?

NO

I rarely

drink coffee

If you're not going to

use it, don't get it

YES

I drink coffee

everyday

Do you have another drink container you could use?

YES

I do already

own something

Save your money and

use that instead

NO

Nothing else I could use

BUY IT

Or don't, it's up to you! Either way, you are now making a mindful and intentional decision

 

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