The average American office worker uses about 500 disposable cups every year. Its estimated that 14 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away every year enough to circle the earth 55 times and weigh 900 million pounds. Unlike newspaper and cardboard boxes, disposable paper cups are not recyclable due to the fact that they use a polystyrene coasting on the cups to make them waterproof. The coating is manufactured in a way that is very energy intensive and produces green house gases.
Good news is their is a simple way to reduce your carbon foot print when it comes to this. Use reusable coffee cups of course…and to make it easy and stylish we rounded up some great options for you.
KeepCup Brew Glass Reusable Coffee Cup, BPA free, non toxic lid, glass is tough and recyclable. 12 oz, $30.
Lid on top of the glass canning jar, Cuppow Canning Jar Drinking Lid Orange Wide Mouth, great way to reduce waist and BPA free, $8.99, Cuppow & Jar Combo, $16.99.
I Am Not A Paper Cup, Thermal Porcelain Mug, designed to look like the real deal, $14.95.
Joco 16oz Glass Reusable Coffee Cup, made with high grade glass, thermal silicone sleeve, BPA free & food safe, $25.