Coffee is the be-all and end-all for many working people; it keeps you alert, boosts your productivity, and tastes good. One cup of coffee in the morning and another in the afternoon are undoubtedly rituals for you, whether you drink it at home or on your way to work. What many people don't realise is how much waste this causes, especially for coffees on the go.
According to the research, plastics mass production has grown 20 times since 1964, exceeding 311 million tonnes in 2014. It is anticipated to double in the next two decades and almost triple by 2050.
Even though demand for plastics is rising, only 5% of plastics are efficiently recycled, 40% end up in landfills, and a third wind up in delicate ecosystems like the oceans. If things continue as they are, by 2025, there will be three tonnes more plastic in the ocean than fish, and by 2050 there will be more plastic trash than fish by weight.
This takes us to the most cost-effective and practical solution: reusable coffee cups!
“Many coffee shops and restaurants allow customers to use their reusable coffee cups. Some even encourage the use of reusable coffee cups by giving patrons who bring their cups to the café a 10-cent discount—an excellent way to save some pennies, protect the planet and stylishly enjoy your coffee," says tea and coffee machine distributor Harvey Griffin of the Coffee Machine.
Using A Reusable Coffee Cup from IOco has several advantages. Here are a few of them:
Hot drinks on the go? Reusable coffee containers retain the warmth of your coffee longer than the cardboard alternatives you often get in cafes. IOco's double-walled 12 oz. takeout glass coffee cups are designed to keep your coffee warm. The best thing is that the cup comes with a reusable cover.
It is often considered an additional expense to buy a reusable cup, but it is a wise investment. It is far less expensive to make coffee at home and drink it from a reusable cup than to buy takeout. Even if you don't like the taste of home-brewed coffee, you may save money by bringing your reusable coffee cup to your favourite commercial and artisanal coffee businesses.
Reusable coffee cups at IOco are made from environmentally friendly materials, and we do not consider reusable coffee cups made of plastic to be among those manufactured from sustainable resources. Additionally, repeatedly using a reusable coffee cup avoids contributing to the wasteful loop of producing plastic or paper cups.
How often do you see empty coffee cups being thrown away in garbage cans, never to be used again? Considering that this usually occurs, getting a reusable coffee cup is the best way to guarantee you are not contributing to the pollution.
Not only are reusable cups environmentally - friendly. They also open the door for you to enjoy better tasting and flavorful coffee. These containers' superior insulation keeps hot beverages hotter for longer and cold drinks colder for longer than the typical plastic or paper cup. Aside from that, in paper or plastic cups, some of the harmful components blend with your coffee — paper get mushy, while plastic contains BPA — diluting the beverage and affecting the flavour. With a reusable cup, you may enjoy your caffeinated gooey goodness all day long without losing its warmth and flavour.
6. Who Say's You Can't Drink Coffee with Style?
Reusable cups are not only wonderfully practical and environmentally responsible but also quite stylish. Nowadays, many reusable cups can be customised, come in various colours and designs, and are even made of various brands and types. The environment's protection has never had such a chic aesthetic.
Reusable mugs cups are a must-have if you can go on your day without a warm coffee or tea.
One disposable cup may not seem like much, but when you consider how many coffees you consume a year, the impact a reusable cup can bring becomes apparent.
IOco understands that it takes time to change behaviors, but it's worthwhile. The environment is essential to our existence and well-being; therefore, we should seize any chance, no matter how minor, to lessen the damage.
Browse our collection of stylish and sustainable reusable coffee cups and enjoy your next coffee, knowing that you've done something good for the planet.
Contact us if you have any questions or need help with how to order.