Are you an avid coffee drinker? Is popping into your local Starbucks or Costa part of your morning routine? Yes? Good. Coffee is a wonderful thing and some would say a vital part of life.
Now, do you take your coffee to go? If so, are you taking it in your own reusable coffee cups? No? Oh dear, I am afraid to say that your little disposable morning brew is contributing to the 100 billion cups that make it into the world's landfills each year.
Not to worry, there is a way to avoid being a contributor to this statistic.
Firstly you need to purchase yourself a gorgeous, sturdy and fashionable reusable coffee cup. Why not use an Ecoffee bamboo coffee cup?
Ecoffee Cup has designed a variety of reusable bamboo cups that don't leave a nasty effect on the earth. Made from one of the worlds fastest growing natural and sustainable materials; Bamboo Fibre. Mixed with a little resin the cup feels like incredibly solid cardboard, but is very light to carry; it perfectly holds hot and cold liquids and as Bamboo is naturally sterile you won't need to worry about there being a nasty plastic taste in your drink.
Mahahome has a wide variety of colours, prints and contemporary patterns so you will be sure to find a cup that will fit your mood, style or wardrobe. For example, the Ecoffee Cup William Morris Collection which has cups decorated with the gorgeous artwork produced by the late William Morris.
Not only will you be stylish and practical, but you can also take your Ecoffee Cup into any Costa coffee branch and receive 25p off any hot or cold handcrafted drink.
If you were curious or still a little unconvinced by the impact that each disposable cup has on the earth, here are some stats to inform you a bit:
- The average length of time each single-use cup is used is 13 minutes
- It takes around 1,000 years for one cup to decompose
- Over 20 million trees are cut down each year to make the cups
- 12 billion gallons of water is used per annum to make a year - that is the equivalent to 181 Olympic swimming pools
- Every 4 paper cups are responsible for creating 1 pound of Co2 emissions