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.
Want to know more?
Cups: Single Use (Disposable) vs. Reusable – An Honest Comparison, article by
The Best Reusable Coffee Cups - 2019 Edition, video by James Hoffman
Coffee Shops and Stores that Offer Bring-Your-Own-Cup Discounts, article