Takeaway coffee cups seem to be an ever present part of our busy, modern, coffee-fueled lives. When everything in the world moves so fast who has time to sit down and actually drink their coffee in the cafe? But this busy, on-the-go lifestyle creates a very big waste problem caused by the essential takeaway coffee cup.
Because takeaway coffee cups have a waterproof lining they are not recyclable… and who has time to rinse the lid if everything else is going in the trash? But this very attitude is filling our landfills at an alarming rate.
You can read all about the environmental impact of coffee cups here and trust me, it does not make for pretty reading.
But luckily for all us coffee addicted people out there there is a solution: reusuable cups. They are everywhere now! Keepcups are our newest, and pretty effective answer to the coffee waste problem.
But it still doesn’t completely fix it because what happens when you leave your keepcup behind? You still buy these very un-environmentally friendly takeaway cups.
So here I leave you for some food for thought: wouldn’t it be amazing, on those occasions that you do buy a takeaway coffee cup if it was actually 100% recyclable? Combining that with the use of recyclable cups like the keep cup would really make a difference in the world and in our landfills!