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If you’re anything like us, your morning coffee is LIFE! But coffee cup pollution is a big deal, with billions of cups ending up in landfill each year, more so now than ever.
Thanks to COVID, using single-use coffee cups became normal again, but we want to change that. We are campaigning to bring back the re-useable coffee cup. Whether it’s a DIY glass jar wrapped in rubber bands, a fancy ceramic cup or the humble KeepCup, it’s time to bring it back!
A small change can make huge difference in the war on waste and adding reusables back into your routine is an easy change to make.
Here are 9 of our favourite coffee cups for your caffeine and low-waste pleasure.
These ceramic cups bring us joy every morning when we’re lining up for our double-shot oat flat white. They’re handmade ceramic and feature a silicon lid. A work of art to savour your morning caffeine hit!
From Star Wars designs to rainbow colours and limited edition cork Keep Cup caters for just about everyone. They make both plastic and glass varieties in a range of sizes. We love the tiny sizes for little one’s babycinos and the bigger ones for milk shakes.
These nifty numbers aren’t just about providing a cool cup for your morning cap, they’re tackling landfill head on as the cups themselves are made from coffee cup waste. They don’t leak, are fully insulated, 100 per cent recyclable and you can even buy them at your local 7-Eleven.
BPA free and Visa payWave activated, these cups have revolutionised how we go about everyday transactions. You can customise your colours and they now have a stainless steel, triple-walled insulated offering too. We’re also fans of their water bottles and bright reusable bags.
We recently purchased a Sol cup after lusting over them for months, and using it has provided great daily joy. Made from glass, they feel delicate yet durable and the silicon sleeve and lid can be purchased separately. They have a great range of colours, especially the pastels.
You know a collaboration between and barista and a ceramic artist can only produce good things, and Clay Cups are no exception. Handmade, they’ve been designed with the urban landscape in mind and the felt cuffs are a point of difference to many of the silicon offerings.
These colourful guys are made from bamboo and corn fibres and natural resin, and can be buried at the end of their life as they’re biodegradable. Recyclable, sealable silicon lids mean no mess and they also donate part of their sales to Aussie wildlife rescue, WIRES. They’re available in small and medium and you can also customise your lid colours.
Two hours hot or 10 hours cold, the Klean Kanteen 8oz (237ml) insulated tumbler is a winner for tea, coffee a sneaky hot chocolate as well as a small smoothie or juice. We love the simplicity of the black and steel colour ways, but if you’re after something a little brighter it comes in green and berry shades too. As well as being double-walled, it’s BPA free and has a lid that guarantees no accidental spills in your handbag. It’s also available in 16oz (423ml) and 20oz (592 ml) sizes, which keep drinks hot for up to 6 hours and cold for up to 24.
We love everything about Huskee. The cups are hardy, live up to our rigorous testing of being thrown at the bottom of our bags, dropped, washed in the dishwasher and more. The cups themselves are made from discarded coffee husks otherwise destined for landfill, they also have a swap system that means at participating outlets you can switch your existing Huskee for a different colour. The company itself is also a newly accredited B Corp.
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