March 1, 2017
With a staggering 50,000 disposable coffee cup going into landfill in Australia every 30 minutes (yep every 30 minutes), it’s time to dispose of our disposable coffee addiction.
Next time you’re on the bus or the train to work, take a look around at your fellow passengers, how many have a disposable cup in their hands? Now multiply that by all the commuters on all the travel routes everyday across Australia. It begins to get a little mind-boggling.
As well as being resource intensive to produce these cups and their lids, they also present a range of disposal issues. It can be confusing for consumers to understand terms such as degradable, biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. And there are no standards in relation to the use of these terms. Recyclability of coffee cups is one of the most controversial issue in industry at the moment. So let’s be realistic, the vast majority of these cup are headed for landfill.
The best way to keep up your coffee addiction guilt free is to develop a re-usable cup habit or maybe take a moment to sit down in a café or at home and use an old fashioned mug.
We want to help you kick the habit. All you need to do is go to one of our social media channels, tag a coffee addict friend or colleague. You’ll go into the running to win* a Planet Ark branded Keep Cup for yourself and for them.