How do you drink your coffee? No, I’m not too concerned about whether you drink it black, with milk, or how many sugars you add. I’m more concerned about what you drink from. The average American creates 3.5 pounds of trash each day. This number can easily be decreased with the use of reusable snack containers and environmentally-friendly coffee mugs.
Styrofoam cups and plastic lids are the worst offenders. If you can’t remember to carry and clean a reusable mug, Repurpose has the next best thing. They have created compostable coffee mugs which are made out of plant based material. These mugs are 100% bio-degradable and decompose in 90 days. Repurpose cups uses 65% less CO2 to produce than most cups and has insulation which not only keeps your coffee warmer but also prevents the need for a sleeve to protect your hands.
Buy some for yourself or take the idea to your office or school’s supply buyer. You can make a difference everyday by making coffee at home and putting it in a reusable mug.
So next time you order coffee through a drive through window, think about the difference you can make by using Repurpose products or a reusable mug. Ask if their cups are recyclable. If they’re not, most coffee shops will gladly pour your coffee into your personal reusable mug!