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.
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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…
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