Recyclable coffee cups are the best investment you can have.

Takeaway coffee cups
Takeaway cups are difficult to recycle because the materials are hard to separate. Although predominantly made of cardboard, there’s a polyethylene liner to allow the cups to hold liquids.

Tons of garbages are being collected and thrown each day, and this is one of the major crisis the world is facing today. The outgrowing garbages are not just destroying the marine life but the entire ecosystem. And as the coffee industry is continuously booming, where more coffee shops are opening across the world, therefore, our caffeine addiction could also lead to millions of waste are produced.

We often ordered our coffee in a takeaway cup, that most of the time only 1 in 400 takeaway cups are recycled according to a report published by Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee, even though 9 in 10 customers put their coffee cups in recycling bins.

Takeaway cups are not 100% biodegradable though they are made of cupboards, it doesn’t mean they are eco-friendly because there’s a polyethylene liner in it that allows the cups to hold liquid.

Last week, Waitrose joined the reduce plastic and packaging waste bandwagon in the UK “announcing that takeaway customers will have to bring their own coffee cups. By banning single-use takeaway coffee cups, Waitrose expects to save 52 million disposable cups each year.”

Bringing your own coffee mugs every time you buy your coffee will not only save the earth, but you will also save money. Most coffee shops these days offer discounts to people who bring their own mug, and sometimes they even give coffee for free.

Coffee shops in the UK that offer the biggest discounts can be found at Pret, and Patisserie Valerie, where taking your own cup will save you 50p. Starbucks, Costa, and Paul all offer a 25p discount, and you’ll get 20p off at Greggs. Caffe Nero has a slightly different system, where you get double loyalty points when you take a reusable cup.

According to The FT, “this is equivalent to a 47p discount if you buy five regular cappuccinos at £2.35 each.”

How many coffees do I need to order to return my investment?

Well, that depends on the price of your reusable coffee cup.

“At Starbucks, you can get a reusable cup for just £1. You’d only need to buy two coffees at Pret or Patisserie Valerie to recover your money. A Waitrose cup will set you back £3 – or six coffees.”

If you are not comfortable carrying cups, you can always choose a collapsible one like the Stojo Collapsible Cup on Amazon that cost $32.01. It’s a bit expensive, but investing in a reusable cup can save you money, while also helping the environment.

We hope everyone will join this bandwagon to make the world a better place.



Stojo Collapsible Cup, Silicone, Travel Mug, Reusable, Leak Proof Lid, 12 oz, Red

Features: ULTRA PORTABLE REUSABLE CUP COFFEE. Collapsible cup expands. Coffee Cup has 3.5″ diameter and is only 2″ thick when collapsed. 12 oz cup., SILICONE CUP breaks down for easy cleaning. Dishwasher and microwave SAFE., Mugs made from SAFE, RECYCLABLE materials. No BPAs, phthalates, leads or glues., FOOD GRADE SILICONE CUP AND STOPPER. Coffee mug has a POLYPROPYLENE lid and heat sleeve., THERMAL POCKET CUP and travel mug is LEAK PROOF.

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Starbucks Reusable Cup With Lid Floral “ Rosemaling ” Design of 2015- Grande 16 Oz Coffee Latte Chai Tea Tumbler Limited Edition. Starbucks Partner Design Contest. Collectable – Discontinued

Features: Part of the Starbucks Partner Design Contest ~ Collectable ~ Discontinued, Contest Winner Flower Rose Design, 16 Ounce (Grande) ~ BPA Free Plastic Cup With Lid ~ recyclable plastic #5, Microwave safe ~ remove lid before microwaving ~ Top rack dishwasher safe, Perfect Gift For The Holidays

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KeepCup Brew Glass Reusable Coffee Cup, 12 oz, Espresso

Features: BPA free; non toxic; lid manufactured from polypropylene, Tough; durable; fully-tempered soda-lime glass; recyclable, New improved lid with larger drinking hole and inner seal. Meets OSHA (occupational safety and health) standards, Microwave safe; lightweight and hard-wearing materials, For KeepCup Brew we estimate breakeven to be as low as 10 uses.

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Eco 11-Ounce Ceramic Double Wall Thermal Coffee Tumbler w/ Silicone Lid – Black

Features: Turn your everyday disposable cup into an eco-friendly, reusable mug., Double-walled porcelain construction insulates hot and cold beverages., Flexible silicone sippy lid seals tightly to prevent splashes and spills., Safe to clean in the dishwasher and to warm in the microwave., Great gift idea, minimizes the waste of coffeehouse paper cups.

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