We often grab our coffee, get our caffeine fix and go about our busy lives.
How often do you think about what happens to those coffee cups afterwards? Where does it go after you put them in the bin?
Contrary to popular belief, most disposable coffee cups are rarely recycled.
Most end up either in the landfill, where they don’t biodegrade and take a zillion years to decompose, or in the natural environment.
Many paper coffee cups actually have a super thin internal plastic lining..and plastic is a no no to the environment.
It's cheap and made to be durable and strong which means it takes forever to break down.
It’s lightweight and moisture resistant, and can float easily in air and water which means it can also travel real long distances!
Reducing the number of coffee cups that go to waste can be a small part to this loving earth, just by bringing your own cup to the café for your morning coffee to go.
Using our own cup will not literally save the planet, but we definitely can impact on small businesses with our conscious decisions and that is an incredible start!
Many cafes are now offering a discount off your coffee (which can add up to a great saving if you drink often) when you bring your own cup.
You will be surprised at how many cafes are helping reduce disposable coffee cups.
Check out www.responsiblecafes.org to find your favourite responsible café and you'll also be able to see the discount offered on your coffee too.
I love my Keep Cup and end up using it even when making coffee from home to go. I've even bought another one so my husband and I can stop fighting over the cup (Below is a picture of what it looks like)
You can find your nearest Keep Cup stockist here
I also found another beautiful brand called Frank Green - check them out!