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Boulder Embraces A Radical Solution To Disposable Coffee Cups


Check out an insulated stainless steel mug for free, as you would a library book.

Next time you’re walking down a city street, take a moment to notice how many people are carrying disposable coffee cups. A lot, right? It almost seems like an addiction, this compulsion to carry one’s drink everywhere, and it comes at a steep environmental cost. An estimated 58 billion cups are thrown in landfill every year in the U.S. alone, impossible to recycle due to their thin plastic lining.

If bringing one’s own cup is such an unreliable solution, and if people are too busy to stop for a few minutes and sip coffee out of a ceramic mug, then what’s a sustainably-minded coffee shop owner to do?

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