What are the alternatives to disposable plastic cups?
The world’s fastest growing plant, bamboo can be used to make re-usable coffee cups.
They are a great alternative to disposable coffee cups. These cups are good for both hot and cold drinks. Use it for tea, coffee, water or juice. They are heavier than a traditional paper cup but much lighter than a ceramic mug. A great alternative to disposable plastic cups!
Switch disposable coffee cups for reusables
We are calling for an end to the throwaway culture of coffee cups after the success of a plastic bag charge in the UK that shows a similar charge on coffee cups could work too in order to reduce the billions of tonnes of plastic thrown away each year.
Follow our success converting the use of re-usable plastic cups at festivals and events we are now proud to offer a range of re-usable coffee cups.
Each year, 100 billion single use coffee cups end up as landfill. That’s why Happy Cups are delighted to be now offering an environmentally responsible reusable coffee cup made with natural bamboo fibre – one of the world’s most sustainable resources. It’s BPA and phthalate free with a capacity of 340 ml. Light, sturdy and fully dishwasher safe. It also has a resealable ‘no-drip’ lid. Not suitable for microwave. Bespoke printing options are available, please enquire directly. Minimum order is 144 cups that can be made up of any range of colours and sized bamboo coffee cups.
Bamboo Coffee Cups?
Why bamboo? Bamboo is a wonderful material, as it’s naturally sterile. Bamboo actually neutralises bacteria left on the surface after 24 hours, which is perfect for use in food & drink products. Bamboo is very sustainable – it can grow a metre a day, meaning that growers have a fast renewing source of materials. Minimal heat is used during the production process. Our cups are dishwasher safe.
Are disposable coffee cups really an issue?
According to The Telegraph only 1 in 400 cups are actually recycled.
Telegraph : Just 1 in 400 hundred coffee cups recycled.
According to The Independent : Report detailing the environmental impact.
The Independent : Environmental Audit Committee
What is the governments view on this?
Have a look here :
House of Commons : Environmental Audit Committee