Your morning coffee is destroying the planet if you buy with a takeaway cup. Please stop drinking from those disposable plastic lining cups! Just bring your own cups!
Disposable coffee cups are choking our environment. In United Kingdom alone, an estimated 2.5 billion cups are used and thrown away each year, with just 0.25% (1 in 400) being recycled.
But am I not recycling by putting the paper cups into the recycle bins?
No you are not recycling by doing this. These cups are usually made from paper lined with plastic, and the plastic lining cannot be removed by most recycling facilities. So if you think you are helping the environment for dropping your empty cups in a recycling bin, you are actually doing the opposite.
What are the big companies doing about this?
Some companies such as Starbucks UK is trialling to charge a small amount to takeaway cups, with it’s revenue going to an environmental charity.
Other companies are also giving out discount when you bring your own cups, such as Starbucks (get HK$4 discount) and Pret A Manger.
Your one little action do contribute to the survival of our Earth!
Please please please stop using disposable cups and bring your own from now on.
See my previous posts on this topic: