Clearly, the way we handle coffee shops needs a new way to do cups: namely, bring your own. If you thought humans’ water bottle usage was problematic, wait til you hear about the waste created by paper coffee cups. America’s favorite legal vice is coffee, which usually comes with a paper cup, plastic lid, and a cardboard sleeve. Some estimates have Americans tossing 50 billion paper cups in the trash annually.
If that number is tough to wrap your head around, think of it in terms of what those cups cost us. 6.5 million trees, 4 billion gallons of water wasted, and enough energy to power 54,000 homes for a year. Our new insulated 12-ounce Camp Mug, made of durable, stainless steel, is a perfect replacement for those hundreds of cups you’ll just throw away. And, our splash-proof lid and Climate Lock vacuum insulation will keep your brew hot for 3.5 hours.
And, somehow, coffee on the go isn’t even best known for its incredible waste production, but another dubious reputation: It’s expensive! Some coffee shops, most notably Starbucks, even reward you for bringing your own cup. If you make a daily Starbucks stop, that would mean a total of $36.50 in yearly savings, with 9,125 stars toward free coffee, bakery items, and merchandise! And if you make your own, it’s even more savings. Even if you buy gourmet coffee beans from an expert roaster, you will save as much as 10 times as much money compared to buying from a coffee shop, and that’s with the environmental impact those cups cause. Buy one mug, use it forever, enjoy fresher coffee, and save more money.