why it matters
It’s estimated that 50 billion coffee cups are thrown away in the USA every year & take up to 1000 years to decompose
Only 1 in 400 coffee cups actually end up recycled even if put in the recycling bin
Even paper cups are not recyclable because of the plastic lining inside the cup
Plant-based “compostable” plastic alternatives are not working (hint: they are only compostable in perfect conditions)
LACK OF AWARENESS
Over 40% of people don’t realize that you can bring your own cup to most coffee stores. Over 50% don’t realize that if you do, you will get a discount.
Stainless steel is one of the only material that is 100% recyclable and never degrades over its lifecycle.
Cafes save money on purchasing cups, the city saves money on taxpayers dollars spent to collect waste, and YOU save money.