Reusable Coffee Cups - A simple change
It is awesome to see that in recent years, we have seen a rise in the use of reusable coffee cups. These cups are not only eco-friendly but also offer numerous benefits to both the environment and coffee drinkers.
Me and my staff have a travel cup each that goes wherever we go...in fact I might have a bit of a stash (about 19 at the moment) because if I have forgotten to take one over the years I have brought another one so I don't have to get a single use cup.
In this article, we will explore the benefits of using a reusable coffee cup.
1. Reduce single-use plastic waste
One of the main reasons people opt for reusable coffee cups is to reduce single-use plastic waste. According to statistics, worldwide, over 50 billion single-use coffee cups end up in landfills every year. In NZ it is around 295 million cups per year. By using a reusable coffee cup, you can significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills, oceans, and other natural environments.
2. Save money
Most coffee shops offer a discount to customers who bring their reusable cups. While the discount may seem small, it can quickly add up over time. Imagine getting a discount of $0.50 for every cup of coffee you buy. If you buy one cup of coffee every day, you could save up to $182.50 in a year. That's a significant amount of money!
3. Keep your coffee hot (or cold)
Reusable coffee cups are made of high-quality materials that can keep your coffee hot for longer. This means you can enjoy your coffee for longer periods without having to worry about it getting cold. Additionally, some reusable cups are designed to keep your iced coffee cold for longer, which is perfect for hot summer days.
4. Promote sustainability
Using a reusable coffee cup is an excellent way to promote sustainability. By using a reusable cup, you are sending a message to others about the importance of reducing waste and being environmentally responsible. You can also inspire others to follow your lead and make the switch to reusable cups.
Reusable coffee cups come in a wide range of colors, designs, and sizes. You can choose a cup that fits your style and personality. Additionally, many coffee shops offer customized reusable cups, which means you can get a cup that is unique to you.
In conclusion, using a reusable coffee cup offers numerous benefits. Not only does it reduce single-use plastic waste, but it also saves you money, keeps your coffee hot or cold, promotes sustainability, and is customizable. So, the next time you visit your favorite coffee shop, bring your reusable cup, and enjoy your coffee while making a positive impact on the environment.
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