Just like smartphones, take away coffee has taken over our lives. When you walk down a busy street or sit at your office, half the people around you drink coffee from a plastic cup.
But our favorite habit also has a big cost. Consuming one drink a day in a plastic cup creates more than 10 kilos of waste every year. But why is our daily coffee so harmful to the environment?
Honestly there is no reason as we can reduce it's negative impact significanlty 😊
Here are 5 + 1 reasons to give up the use of plastic cups and invest in a reusable coffee cup!
Environmental protection is the main reason to stop using single use cups. More than 10,000 plastic cups are thrown in the UK every two minutes, bringing the total to over 2.5 billion a year. One might think that paper cups are more environmentally friendly than plastic, but only 1 in 400 cups is actually recycled. To make the cups waterproof, the cardboard is melted with a plastic liner, which can not be separated from the cardboard in a regular recycling unit.
Switching from a disposable glass to a reusable mug reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 12.9kg per year, while saving 7.88kg of wood. Go to https://eu.keepcup.com/impact-calculator?countryNameChange=eu to calculate exactly how much such a simple change in your daily life will help the environment.
3. It saves you money
Using a reusable coffee mug not only saves trees, it saves money as well. Large coffee chains such as Starbucks and many local stores offer a discount when you bring your own cup ( #BYOC ). Get in the habit of carrying your own cup and you are also more likely to fill it at home and take it with you, saving extra money.
4.Keeps your coffee at the right temperature for many hours
We all have left our hot coffee in the office to join a meeting and found it cold when we returned. Or ended up drinking melted ice instead of coffee during the hot summer days. With a series of durable insulated cups that you will find at ecosophy.gr, this is a problem of the past.
5.Your coffee tastes better
Reusable cups eliminate the taste of plastic in your morning cappuccino. Some caps may also contain harmful BPA plastic, which can contaminate your drink as well as your body if you frequently drink hot liquids through a plastic cap. Although there are conflicting indications about the dangers of BPA, the use of a ceramic, plastic cup without BPA or stainless steel prevents any potential health hazard.
6.It is elegant
The disposable coffee cup may look like the 21st century fashion accessory, but with so many well-designed reusable cups out there (see companies like KeepCup and 24bottles), you're sure to find one that suits your own style.
Sustainability in our daily lives is entirely possible. Throwing away a disposable cup does not seem like much, but multiplied by the number of coffees you drink each year the difference that a reusable cup can make is clear.
Changing habits takes time, but it's worth it. The environment is vital to our well-being and our future, and we must seize every opportunity, no matter how small, to reduce the damage.