Coffee is a necessary component of the majority of morning routines—many of us cannot begin our days without it. Whether you make coffee at home or prefer to grab it on the go from a coffee chain, using a reusable coffee cup is a simple way to incorporate sustainability into your morning routine.
It’s estimated that 16 billion disposable coffee cups are used each year. While these to-go cups are convenient, they are nearly impossible to recycle. They’re typically made of plastic, paper with a plastic lining, or Styrofoam—and, as a result, have a poor track record of ending up anywhere other than the trash.
If you want to reduce waste, it’s time to ditch the single-use cup in favour of a reusable coffee cup that you can take with you wherever you go. Here are some of our favourite options for when you’re on the go or staying in.
Six Waste-Reducing Reusable Coffee Cup Alternatives
1. Huskee On-the-Go Sustainable Coffee Cup, $18
This on-the-go coffee cup is available in the Brightly Shop. It is made of an eco-composite polymer and discarded coffee husk and holds 8 ounces.
Additionally, this one-of-a-kind reusable coffee cup is dishwasher safe, dye-free, and, of course, reusable and sustainable. It can be recycled, reused, or repurposed at the end of its useful life.
2. Bottle and Cup Hitch, $69
Hitch’s reusable bottle and cup are ideal for all occasions. You can carry both water and coffee in these, effectively eliminating the need for single-use water bottles and coffee cups.
Both the bottle and cup are constructed of double-walled stainless steel and are capable of keeping beverages cold for 12 hours and hot for six. Additionally, Hitch is climate positive—the company offsets its carbon footprint by 110 percent, restores forests, and cleans up the oceans of plastic waste.
3. KeepCup Glass Brew Cups, $23–$31