Environment Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

SWITCHING TO A REUSABLE TO-GO CUP

Som en del af hele mit zero-waste projekt, så var en af tingene på min liste, at få købt mig en genbrugelig to-go kop. Det blev denne fine sag fra Ecoffee Cup i farven sort.

Men hvorfor skal man anskaffe sig en genbrugelig to-go kop, tænker du måske? Alene i USA smider man 25 millioner to-go kopper ud hvert eneste år, det er sindssygt meget skrald man producerer på blot et enkelt år. Og det er kun i USA. I Danmark, som også er et kaffe-elskende land, kan vi også godt regne med at der dagligt smides en masse af disse to-go kopper ud. På verdensplan smides der over 100 millioner to-go kopper ud hvert år!

Og det er netop derfor at det er en fantastisk idé at købe en genbrugelig to-go kop, som man kan have med sig og bruge igen og igen, og derved ikke behøves at smide de andre kopper ud hver eneste gang man køber sig en to-go kaffe. Man kan selvfølgelig også bare vælge at sidde på den pågældende café og få sin kaffe, eller te, i en normal kop. Men to-go kop kulturen er ret stor efterhånden – og her er det så smart at kunne spare verden for en masse skrald, ved blot at tage sin egen med.

Det smarte ved Ecoffee Cup’en er at den er lavet af bambus materiale, og når du engang er færdig med at bruge den (om mange år), blot kan kompostere den.

Nu har jeg altså fået fat på sådan en smart to-go kop, nu er udfordringen bare at huske at medbringe den når jeg skal ud og have mig en kaffe eller te med på farten!


As part of my whole zero-waste project, one of the things on my list that I wanted to buy was a reusable to-go cup. It ended up being this pretty thing from Coffee Cup in black.

But you might think, why get a reusable to-go cup? Alone in the US they throw out 25 billion to-go cups every single year, that produce a lot of trash in just a single year. And that is in the US alone. In Denmark, being a coffee-loving country, I bet we can count on throwing out a lot of to-go cups every single day as well. In the entire world we throw out 100 billion to-go cups every single year!

And that is exactly why it is such a great idea to buy a reusable to-go cup, which you can bring along and use over and over again, and thereby you do not have to throw out single-used cups every time you buy a coffee to-go. You can of course also just chose to sit down at the café you buy your coffee or tea at and get it in a regular cup. But the whole to-go cup culture has become quiet big – and therefore it is so easy to save the world from a lot of trash, just by bringing your own cup.

A smart thing about the Coffee Cup is that it’s made out of bamboo material, which means that once you are actually done with using it (in many years), you can just compost it.

Now I’ve got my hands on this to-go cup, the only challenge is going to be to remember to bring it along with my whenever I’m going to buy a cup of coffee or tea on the go!

Read also: Switching to a menstrual cup

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