19, September, 2011
Did you know that the US is the largest consumer of paper cups? It consumes 130 billion out of the 220 billion cups worldwide! Most paper cups are crafted with a resin or glue to help with holding liquid; due to this, it's very difficult to recycle them. Biodegradable paper cups are a better choice. It may require less energy to manufacture Styrofoam cups than paper cups, but during manufacture, Styrofoam cups release hazardous material. Styrene in Styrofoam is listed as a carcinogen which can cause depression, headaches, damage to nervous system, e.t.c. Vintage glass cups are perfect for tea. Handmade ceramics are beautiful and reusable. We all want the same thing... a safe clean green planet. Spread this campaign by asking your neighborhood coffee shop to use your mug to fill your beverage instead of a paper cup. Next time, take your favorite mug with you to the coffee shop!