Here is the problem:
People like convenience -> Convenience leads to using a to-go cup -> using a to-go cup leads to it being thrown in the trash -> the cup thrown in the trash leads to more waste in our landfills -> more waste = bad news.
Check this out:
-Our single use paper cups are often times lined with plastic, which then as a result is not recyclable.
-Each cup is responsible for 0.24 lbs of C02 gas emission
-Each daily coffee drinker could potentially create 23 lbs of coffee cup waste per year!
Here is the solution:
Drink coffee from a mug.
It sounds strange; I get it. However, it could just maybe save the planet a whole lot-a-bit.
Also: Better Flavor in a Mug
In going for convenience we miss the most important part of coffee; the coffee. Our paper cups are actually ever so slightly tainting the flavor of the coffee. When drinking out of paper you actually in turn get a small taste of paper in each sip.
Stop drinking your cup and start drinking coffee.
HEY! Not only can you eliminate cup waste, you can eliminate filter waste by using a reusable one! CHECK OUT: Above Average Coffee’s Guide to Coffee Filters
For a great reusable mug, try this YETI Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug!
Or get a mug from your LOCAL COFFEE SHOP!