Each time I go to the restroom and wash my hands, I could use and throw away a couple of paper towels. Each time I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack, and wipe my mouth and hands, I could throw away a couple paper napkins. I could throw away a dozen paper towels and napkins each day, or reuse one cloth towel.
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…
Be the change you wish to see in the world
I've been thinking it could be nice to have a stack of these for the office. I use these at home (they used to be only 10 cents each!) and…Read More
If you're an espresso drinker, order your macchiato or cappuccino in ceramic ("for here"). The size and shape of the cup help to deliver the right ratios of foam and milk for a better tasting drink.
Take a minute, sit back, relax, and enjoy your coffee the way it was meant to be!
I brought a mug from our office to the coffee shop next door and the barista was happy to use it instead of wasting a paper cup.
This is less of a story than a question - does anyone have a recommendation for a good portable coffee mug? I've been meaning to get one and now that I've taken the pledge, I have more motivation to actually do it!
Thanks for launching this campaign, Jimmy. It's an important reminder that we can all be doing more. I just looked at my desk and realized that every day over the past week I've gone out for coffee and bought a disposable cup, which is an unnecessary waste. You've inspired me to be better about…Read More