i often head downstairs to the starbucks in my building for an afternoon treat! it is frightening to imagine that we used 23 billion disposable cups in the u.s. in 2010! these cups are mostly made of new material rather than out of post consumer waste. and these cups cannot be recycled, so they end up in a landfill!
according to the link below, the manufacturing of a reusable beverage container creates about a 24 times larger negative environmental impact than the manufacturing of a disposable cup. however, the average reusable beverage container is designed to be reused 3,000 times!
Sustainability Is Sexy | The Environmental Problem with Coffee Cups
please, if you or someone you know enjoy drinking a latte, cappuccino, tea or other beverage treat, get your hands on a reusable beverage container today! there are options made out of ceramic and steel, many suitable for travel!
and reusable isn't just for cofee and tea! if you drink juices and smoothies, you can take a reusable cup with you to robeks, jamba juice, or other favorite juice and smoothie bar!
the lifefactory bottle, made out of glass, is a great choice for your water, juice or smoothie beverage! unlike plastic or metal, the glass won't affect the taste of your beverage and it won't stain.