When people ask me what one thing they can do right now to #reduce waste in their lives, without hesitation I tell them to stop using #disposable coffee cups.
From the outset, coffee cups seem harmless enough. The typical Starbucks-type coffee cup, after all, is made predominately from paper fiber.
What most people don’t realize is that normal coffee cups are lined with a thin plastic film, usually #polypropylene. These cups cannot be recycled or composted because the plastic contaminates the paper fiber.
And we can’t forget about the lids, which are made out of an even lower quality type of plastic called #polystyrene. PS or plastic #6 is the same chemical-laden material used to make #Styrofoam.
Fortunately there is a simple alternative: use a #reusable cup! #zerowaste #zerowasteguy #goingzerowaste #trashisfortossers #starbucks #ecofriendly #vegan
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