The Environmentally-Friendly Way to Enjoy Your Coffee to Go

Take a pledge to carry your own cup to help reduce the use of disposables

Coffee to go.

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If you are a coffee drinker, chances are you've taken your cup o' joe to go on occasion. In a busy world where time is of the essence, this option makes sense, but as a result 25 billion Styrofoam coffee cups are thrown away every year in the United States alone. That's a whole lot of unnecessary waste that can easily be avoided. How, you might ask? Don't worry, the answer doesn't mean giving up on your morning fix of caffeine. Instead, the environmentally friendly solution is to take your own cup everywhere you go. It's easier than it sounds and through the Carry Your Cup movement, thousands of people have already taken a pledge not to use disposables. If you are interested in a non-disposable cup designed specifically for this purpose, look no further than Cortica - a porcelain mug wrapped in friction-fit cork that is easy to clean, leak-proof and durable. The eco-friendly mug, which is currently looking for backers through Kickstarter, is a great sustainable alternative to the traditional cups out there. If you are not ready give up on the look and feel of a disposable cup, try out JOCO Cups - reusable glass coffee cups that even come with their own lid for those drinking-while-walking moments.
No matter how you go about reducing the use of disposable cups, doing your bit for the environment never tasted so good! 

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