In Duitsland wordt al op redelijke schaal (1850 zaken doen mee) gewerkt met statiegeld koffiebekers. Als je je beker leeg hebt, kan je hem bij een ander zaakje dat bij @recup2go is aangesloten inleveren (schoonmaken doet de koffiezaak). Nou, hoef ik eindelijk die mok (zie aantal posts terug) niet meer mee te sleuren 😉
In Germany they work on a reasonable scale with deposit coffeecups.
At home we recycle, upcycle and compost. I realized when I left the house for coffee, I undid alot of that good work. That's why I'm committed to much much less waste @starbucks ... It's my biggest place for waste! Starbucks has big glasses for icy drinks (yay!), plates for snacks and coffee mugs for, well that one is self explanatory. I bring my own cup for take home refill. This post made me remember why! #hamont#noplaceforwaste#bringyourowncup
🚨DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!! 🚨
Get a $0.50 discount off your drink at @bunsandboba when you bring your own cup, like #reusablebbtcup . .
Many thanks to @defydontgentrify for the collab and we look forward to supporting your blog and seeing all the honest reviews of bubble tea shops you visit with your new #reusablebbtcups ! .
Large Matcha + Strawberry
Large Jasmine Milk Tea
Order link in bio for Reusable BBT Cup. $13 each or 2 for $25. ♻️✨
Reuse. Reuse again. Carry your bottle, your cup, your bamboo cutlery. Change your toothbrush to a non plastic one. Don't forget that "throwing away" doesn't mean you are getting rid of it. It means that your rubbish is just travelling from A to B to the ocean. Be more conscious about your choices. This planet is your responsibility too. #nomoreplastic#toomuchplastic#reducereuserecycle#bringyourowncup#plasticawareness
The best place in Taos for an americano, The Coffee Apothecary. If you leave your dirty travel mug rolling around in your car for a few days, they'll kindly clean it out for you before mixing up that drink! 😉😆☕ #taosnewmexico#coffeeshop#bringyourowncup
Thursday tip! When you’re out buying coffee make sure to bring a reusable cup/mug instead of the plastic, paper, or styrofoam cups provided. Ask the barista to fill your coffee order in your provided container and they are happily to do so!
SO many Americans drink coffee daily and the single use cups end up in landfills all over. Invest in a fun cup to reuse over and over!!
Good food made even better with zero waste!
YNC pals out there, a great way to use up your lunch credits is to splurge them on cookies at Cafe Agora! But pls bring your own container cuz you can’t keep cookies for long in paper bags anyway 🤓
Got 10 cookies (5 per credit) for my class gathering ytd in my own lunchbox :D Also plucked a few edible flowers from the red button ginger plants around campus 🤫🤫 So sweet & juicy!
Throwback to my other zero-waste shenanigans:
* My tumbler was too small for my matcha latte at @starbuckssg but I didn’t want the barista to throw the excess away so whipped out my lunchbox too hehe 😜 and rmb to ask for $0.50 discount if the cashier forgets!
* Was so touched when @shutup_anddrive presented her shaker bottle to the drinks stall uncle for her avocado milkshake from the famous Alexandra market juice stall 😭😭 The whole time she was planning to get it I was expecting her to get the disposables cuz there was no choice
* Zero-waste fail at the cinema when I forgot that my mum’s free ticket included a drink and I wasn’t intending to get anything 😅
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES! But I urge you to view them as this is the reality of human ignorance. Change is happening but not quick enough. Are you doing enough? What is one more thing you could do better to reduce your plastic use? #plasticpollution#waronwaste
The contents of this dead sperm whale contained:
- Plastic Bottles x 4
- Hard Plastic x 19
- Plastic Bags x 25
- Shoes/Thongs x 2
- Plastic Cups x 115
- String x 3.26kg
🖌 by @kennaaloha & 📷 @theeconomist Reuters/Kartika Sumolang
If you often drink coffee, tea, or soup out of paper to-go cups, you might want to think twice and instead opt for a reusable thermos.
The lining in paper cups that are designed to hold hot liquids is made of either wax (paraffin made from petroleum) or plastic...neither of which is good to ingest.
When hot liquid is poured into one of these cups, it melts down chemicals in the lining and adhesive and leaches them out into your food or beverage. To top it off (literally), that flimsy plastic lid you snap on top of your cup is also loaded with harmful chemicals and xenoestrogens (like #BPA ) that can wreak havoc on your sex hormones (think testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone). Most people have heard about the endocrine-disrupting effects of BPA, or bisphenol-A, but there is another chemical of concern found in the adhesive of these cups called melamine. Remember about ten years ago when dog food containing wheat gluten from China was recalled because dogs were dying of kidney failure? That was due to melamine poisoning. 😢🐶☠️
Is it a big deal if you get a coffee to-go every now and then? Probably not, but some people are getting this toxic exposure multiple times a day and have no clue of the potential ill-effects on their health. Also, these cups are non-recyclable because of the lining materials, so they are super shitty for the environment too.
Help yourself and the environment by bringing your own high-quality thermos (avoid aluminum and opt for insulated stainless steel), or take 10 minutes to sit down and enjoy your drink in-house. Most cafes will even give you a discount for bringing your own cup...so a nice insulated thermos can pay for itself in about a month. Win-win-win! 🤜☕️🤛