Written By Jasmine (My Sister)
Who doesn’t love a superb espresso? Each morning at 8:30 Dad HAS to have his espresso. We stroll collectively to our favorite espresso store and sit outdoors and wait. I watch 15 folks stroll out with paper cups, stand round chatting after which throw their cup into an overflowing garbage bin.
I begin to consider the entire of Melbourne . . the entire of Australia . . . and what number of cups are being thrown into the garbage every day. So I did some analysis. Australians throw out 2.7 million espresso cups each single day. This provides as much as 1 billion cups a 12 months for Australians and 16 billion every year for the world.
I used to be considering . . . if one particular person has 5 coffees per week, that’s 260 per 12 months and 1300 each 5 years. In case you have an enormous household and children that like scorching candies, the quantity of cups in your bin could possibly be near 1000 yearly.
Most individuals don’t know this, however most paper espresso cups are usually not recyclable as a result of they’ve plastic on the within. If the plastic wasn’t there, the cup would go all mushy and leak. It’s an enormous drawback for the surroundings. 16 billion cups going into the garbage or oceans each single 12 months! That’s insane!
Do you know that espresso cups are the second greatest reason for garbage on the earth, after plastic bottles.
Though this can be a large drawback, the reply is so easy. . . everybody ought to simply have a reusable cup. It is like bringing personal luggage to purchase our meals. It is solely been a couple of years since plastic luggage had been banned and we discover it simple to deliver our personal luggage now. If we needed to deliver our personal cups to a café, think about what we might do for the world.
Most reusable cups solely value about $20 (that’s only a few espresso’s) they usually are available cool designs and colors. Additionally they maintain your drink hotter for longer! It’s a win, win throughout. Come on grown ups, its such a easy factor that can make a world of distinction!