Single use vs Reusable
- Most coffee cups have a thin plastic lining making them unsuitable for recycling.
- It takes around 30 years for a coffee cup to decompose in a landfill or ocean.
- Approximately 16 billion coffee cups are thrown away each year in the UK.
- There are multiple alternatives for consumers and businesses.
- Biodegradable cups take approximately 3-6 months to decompose and a reusable cup can last a lifetime if it’s looked after!
- Lots of coffee shops give discounts for bringing your own cup, so it helps your bank account too!