What Is An EcoCoffee Cup?
An ecocoffee cup is a sustainable alternative to takeaway coffee cups. You can use them over and over again making them great for coffee lovers on the go.
You might also hear ecocoffee cups referred to as reusable coffee cups or travel mugs as well.
Why Do I Need An EcoCoffee Cup?
We all love to grab a coffee on our way into work or when we’re out and about. But our takeaway coffee addiction has an environmental cost.
In the UK we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every single day. We worked out that is a mind boggling 2.5 billion cups a year. Enough to stretch around the world nearly five and a half times!
Even more concerning is that the vast majority of takeaway coffee cups are not recycled. Only 1 in 400 disposable coffee cups are recycled.
Are you wondering how much coffee cup waste you create? Use our coffee cup waste calculator to find out.
Why Is This Number So Low?
The problem is that each cup has a plastic lining which can only be recycled in specially equipped facilities.
Each takeaway coffee cup you buy also costs you as well. Most major coffee shop chains and independents give you a discount for using your own cup. You can save up to 50p per coffee. Why not use our reusable cup calculator to see how much you could save?
The Independent has been running a Cut The Cup Waste campaign. This brings together all the evidence of the environmental impacts of our disposable cups as well as what we are doing to tackle it.
We still have so much to do though but if you switch to an ecocoffee cup you can help reduce waste and save money while still getting your regular coffee fix.
Which Type Of Cup Should I Choose?
An important thing to consider when choosing the best ecocoffee cup for you is the material it is made from.
Ecocoffee cups are usually made from stainless steel, glass, plastic or natural materials like bamboo fibre.
We love bamboo because it’s fast growing, renewable, absorbs large amounts of CO2 and produces more oxygen than other plants.
Our cups are also biodegradable in just one to three years. This is much faster than cups made from other materials like steel, glass and plastic. Did you know it takes 1 million years for a glass cup to decompose?
If you are on the go most of the time you don’t want to carry a heavy coffee cup around with you. Our bamboo ecocoffee cups are lightweight so they are the perfect travel companion for you.
You will also want to make sure that your cup is leakproof. No one wants hot coffee all over themselves or their clothes!
Some ecocoffee cups only have push on lids which often don’t stay securely in place. Our cups have a screw on lid made from bamboo fibre with a silicone stopper. So your drink will stay where it’s meant to be!
Most importantly our bamboo ecocoffee cup won’t affect the taste or aroma of your drink either.
We’ve summarised all the benefits of our reusable ecocoffee cups in the handy infographic below.
So our bamboo ecocoffee cup is a great option to consider when picking the best cup for you.