Reusable Coffee Mug vs. Disposable Coffee Cup

Disposable cups or reusable mugs?

Each year, an estimated 50 billion disposable paper cups are used in the US only. 2.5 billion on the UK and 1 billion in Australia.

Only 1% of these cups are recycled! Most paper cups are difficult to recycle because they have a thin plastic lining to keep the cup from getting wet.

Styrofoam cups generally end up in landfill or in nature…they will break down in thousand tiny pieces but will stay there for hundreds of years.

The production of these disposable cups is also damaging for the environment.

An estimated 20 million trees are cut down every year to produce coffee cups only. And the process of manufacturing generates around 1 pound of CO2 for only 4 cups produced.

So why not make the switch to a durable and reusable coffee mug?

It will cost between $10 and $30 for most brands, and will last for years!

Other benefits include getting a discount at most coffee chains when you bring your mug for refill, keeping your drink warm for longer, and no spillage!

So why wait? Make the switch! 😉 Easy!

Author: easyecotips