Learn to Live More Sustainably – One Step at-a-time.
Think your daily coffee habit at work has no impact? Think again. It may not seem like a big deal, but single-use coffee cups have a significant, negative impact on the environment. Americans drink a lot of coffee, and throw away an estimated 60 billion single-use coffee cups every year. *
* Source: CNN 1/5/18; “Would you Pay a Tax on Coffee Cups”
And single-use coffee cups are not recyclable – they have a plastic liner between the paper layers to prevent leakage, or they are made of non-recyclable styrofoam. So what can you do?
- bring a ceramic coffee cup from home to use in the office
- use a reusable coffee cup when you get coffee “to go” – either on your way to work or when you’re out and about – many coffee shops offer a discount when you do this. Most of us already have reusable hot beverage containers – find yours in your kitchen cabinet.
So, GO GREEN Needham – it’s easy and it makes a difference!
Learn more about other easy ways to live more sustainably on our Green Tips – Here’s How page