1000 Flowers for the Planet - #225 Carry Your Own Coffee Cup
If you really are that addicted to coffee that you have to purchase one at every stop along the way as you go about your day, tally how many disposable coffee cups you use and throw away each day / week / year. If that number is considerably high then start carrying your own coffee cup with you. Most coffee shops are happy to fill your private cup and some even offer a discount – if they don’t, then encourage them to consider the option for their business and thereby attract more trade. Together, the benefits mount up when less landfill is created; fewer natural resources are used to manufacture single use cups; the coffee retailer decreases overheads and creates a marketing point; and you both look after the planet that little bit more.