Coffee Cups

Sustainable Swap:

The to-go cups provided at most cafes are of mixed material and are therefore not recyclable. The cups are made of paper lined with plastic to make it water resistant. This plastic lining is harmful for our health, especially as hot liquids come into contact with it. The lids are a soft plastic that is not commonly recyclable. Sadly, all these coffee cups belong in the landfill.

  • For to-go: Use a reusable travel mug. Opt for plastic-free ones; hot liquids can leach plastic chemicals into your beverage.
  • For dine in: Request a ceramic mug.