Mornings are glorious when the palate and senses wake up with a steaming cup of coffee.
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide. Millions of people choose it to help them get active in the morning or to face the afternoon after eating, and its moderate consumption is related to various health benefits, including reducing mortality.
Coffee cups material
These coffee cups are cups with a lid that has a hole to drink out of. This type of glass is used in coffee shops, although some of them are made of disposable cardboard, which produces unwanted waste.
There is an alternative to these disposable coffee cups. The reusable cups are made from different kinds of materials such as bamboo, silicone, reusable plastic, metal or glass.
Chemicals and other man-made materials cannot easily be disintegrated by nature. These last residues need to be ‘recovered’ and separated and reused using the least amount of energy as possible – ideally using energy from renewable sources – to retain their value.
Any of these cups of coffee is reusable and ecological. Ideal to take the opportunity not to pollute the environment with these cups, a small contribution does a lot to humanity.
Why buy coffee cups to go?
There are people who go through the cafeteria every morning and buy their coffee for breakfast and take it to work. Each month has about 30 days. That person throws 30 glasses a month, which is not sustainable, no matter how recyclable.
Of the famous 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) the one that is first is REDUCE, so what people must do first is to stop using disposable objects. The second is REUSE, so let’s start giving objects more than one use. And finally it is RECYCLE, and it is important that it be the last one because it must be the last option.
From now on the routine will include bringing the reusable coffee cup to the office and stop using the disposable cups. Customers can ask in the cafeteria to fill their glass and not one disposable cardboard. This will contribute actively to the sustainability of the planet without any effort.
The biggest challenge in recycling coffee cups is that they have been contaminated with coffee residues; in the end, the waste is composed of both “biological” components and “technical” materials, which complicates its recycling.
The best way is to acquire a reusable cup, to lower the impact, of the bad treatment of the disposable containers. On the other hand, many cafes, give an additional discount on the purchase of a drink, by bringing the client’s own cup or thermos to fill. The cause of this is to reduce the damage to the planet, with the indiscriminate use of disposable products.
It is increasingly common to see how thousands of people have opted for alternatives to waste material that is friendly to the environment without lowering the quality and characteristics of the products.
There are always solutions. Everything can be recycled, the problem is the speed, the cost and the use in his second life. There are always prevention options to help take care of the planet.
Is it really necessary to put millions and millions of non-recyclable disposable cups in the garbage of this planet every day?