Did you know that every year the UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups? And that most coffee cups aren’t actually recyclable?
The billions of disposable coffee cups dumped in landfill sites can take up to 30 years to decompose. It is estimated that every day 7 million coffee cups are discarded in the UK and under 1% of these containers is being reused.
It takes a particular specialist company to recycle these coffee cups, due to the issue of the cups being manufactured with a blend of plastic film, which then must be carefully removed before the paper can be reused.
However, it seems like the message is finally getting through, the quick fix seems to be working. Thousands of us in the UK have purchased a reusable cup, (and a reusable water bottle while you’re at it), to aid them on their pre-work caffeine mission. All coffee outlets will fill your own cup up for you instead of their disposable versions and some will even knock a bit off the price of your latte if you bring your own flask. Some of which are highlighted below.
Pret: 50p off
Pret multiplied its markdown toward the beginning of this year, so customers with reusable cups can now get 50p off their hot beverage!
With your own container, you could get one of its classic filter coffee for only 49p – that is a rebate of more than 50p per cup!
The company is likewise anticipating offering its own reusable cup in the not so distant future and may consider adding more china mugs to a portion of its shops to cut the number of sit-in clients being offered paper ones of course.
Starbucks: 25p off
Clients get 25p off all beverages on the off chance that they shun the paper mugs. Right now under 2% of Starbucks clients exploit the activity.
On the flipside, Starbucks will likewise start charging an additional 5p to the individuals who takeaway drinks in its paper cups.
Starbucks offer its own particular reusable glass for £1 which you can take to different outlets.
Costa: 25p off
Hot and cold barista-served drinks are reduced by 25p if you bring your own reusable cup.
This prohibits stores in Northern Ireland and “Pleased to Serve” snack bars in different destinations, for example, bottles and petrol stations.
Costa additionally offers its own particular reusable glasses for £3.
Greggs: 20p off
The high road pastry shop gives container holding clients 20p off their hot beverages purchased in each store.
This lessens the cost of some tea to 80p or the most costly large latte to £2.25.
Clients who purchase Greggs’ own reusable glass for £2 will likewise get their first hot drink free.
Caffe Nero: Extra stamp
Enthusiasts of the Italian espresso chain won’t get any cash off, however, staff will give clients with reusable containers an extra stamp on their faithfulness card. Once you have nine stamps you get a free hot drink.
The chain additionally offers its own particular marked reusable containers on the web, yet they cost £10.
Our recommendation for your Reusable coffee cup? The Stojo Portable 340ml Pocket Cup.
This nifty travel cup is in a league of its own when it comes to portable coffee cups. Stojo has created a travel mug that would be super compact, leak-proof and simple to use. It is made of recycled materials, is BPA free and contains no phthalates or glues. The design is uniquely innovative as the body is made of durable moldable food grade silicone and can be collapsed down to a two-inch disc. It can then be stowed in a bag or pocket when you’re on the go.
To fill, simply unfold the silicone body from the rigid lid and fill with your preferred beverage. It features a solid thermal heat sleeve that slots neatly into the lid when not in use. The lid has a swivel plug to fit snugly over the drinking hole to prevent leaks. It is also dishwasher and microwave safe and the parts are easy to clean.