This pledge closed about 3 years ago
It's wasteful to produce a paper cup, use it once, then throw it away--even if we dispose of the cup via recycling or composting. That's reason enough to use a reusable coffee cup, but the story is more complicated than that. Many coffee cups are lined with plastic. Are those cups recyclable? Only in some facilities. Are they compostable? The polythene liner is biodegradable, but is the ink on the cup toxic?