IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE. KEEP YOUR CUP TO GO
Only in my beloved Germany, about 320,000 cups of coffee are consumed “to carry” every hour, this means almost 3 million cups of plastic for coffee to go that end up in the trash (if we’re lucky enough), without being recycled. We Spaniards also drink a lot of coffee, maybe not so much in disposable cups, but maybe when we travel around the country or abroad, we tend to go to big chains, like Starbucks (I was one of those people) and take our coffee in a disposable cup.
We live in a fast-paced world where we want everything right now, immediately. As fast as possible and as comfortable as we can find it without thinking about the consequences that our actions might have. We are in the “throwaway” era. As we neglect, they will clone human beings to use and throw away…
Where do all those disposable coffee cups go? The vast majority are not recycled and many also end up in our seas and oceans. Everything, because we want to drink our coffee and then throw it away. We keep thinking that someone else will come to solve the problem.
I use to thought like that. But I think there is a time when we have to say enough is enough, stop looking away and start to take more care about our planet through small changes, which in the end, are not a great sacrifice if we are a bit tolerant and we are willing to adapt.
In my case, I have gone to the glass Keep Cup called “soda-lime glass”, resistant to impacts and with cork fastening in addition to having a fully closed lid to avoid splashing or small accidents. They have a wide variety of colours and sizes. On Amazon, you can find these Mr Wonderful brand mugs with different personalized phrases for less than 15 euros. A small investment that can be a big change. I am very happy with mine.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING TO QUIT USING PLASTIC?. START TAKING ACTION NOW.
There are several models in the market and made of different sustainable materials. Do not forget to take a look.