Grabbing a coffee to-go may seem harmless, but over 16 billion disposable coffee cups are disposed each year. Plastic can take up to 20 years to decompose while emitting toxic chemicals. Having sustainable accessories to accompany your coffee stations is the new wave. These accessories will help both the planet and your wallet.
Bring your own reusable cup.
Paper coffee cups are a problem for many reasons, but they involve deforestation, and waste millions of gallons of water. Using a reusable cup or tumbler is a great alternative to having your coffee on the go to keep your brew at your desired temperature. They also have an extra perk if you just have to have your Pumpkin Spice latte. Coffee shops may offer discount codes. Currently establishments have temporarily banned the use of personal cups in order to fight against COVID-19.
Plastic bags are a thing of the past, and canvas totes are the way to go. Over 300 counties in the United States have instituted plastic bag bans. One reusable bag can save up to 500 plastic bags per year, so imagine how many bags you’d save on your next grocery run? Don’t do the walk of shame and add one with your next box!
Make your cold brew
Every season is iced coffee season, but at what cost? A typical cold brew can have artificial sugars and dairy products while contained in a plastic cup, and also adds a strike to your bank account. Make your own cold brew at home in just 3 easy steps with a cold brew kit to put these worries at ease. Fill up your canister with filtered water, add a few pods of your favorite roast, and let it sit in your fridge overnight. Save time and money for more coffee.
What’s keeping your coffee fresh? Put down the plastic clips in exchange for wooden clips. Natural fibers break down easier, especially when composted, and are durable without needing plastic. Seal your coffee bags with clips to keep your pods fresh and full of flavor. A bonus
Replace your carbon footprint with a green thumb and use compostable, or biodegradable products. An easy way to do this is by removing plastic k-cups from your keurigs by replacing them with compostable pods! Billions of plastic k-pods are disposed each day. Switching to compostable pods eliminates plastic waste because they are made of bio materials and recyclables that go very nicely in your compost garden. You don’t have to sacrifice coffee to save the world.
Living a sustainable lifestyle does not happen all at once, but taking small steps each day has a huge impact. Help eliminate plastic waste by making the change to eco-friendly products with 20% off your first box. Earth and your wallet will thank you.
*Editor's Note: Information has been changed due to factual error