Green Your Caffeine: Banish Paper Cups
If you’re like us, you need a jolt of caffeine to start your day, especially on these cold winter mornings. You already know to buy organic, fair-trade, and shade-grown coffee and tea, so this week we’re giving you other tips for making your daily cup eco-friendlier.
Tip #1: Take a Commuter Mug
When heading out the door in the morning, grab a commuter mug to hand the barista at your favorite coffee shop; you may even get a small discount. Skip the plastic mug in favor of ceramic or stainless steel. On days when you’re in a hurry and forget the mug, check your paper cup, sleeve, and lid to see whether they can be recycled or composted.
Tip #2: Use a French Press
Tip #3: Drink Tea Instead
Tip #4: Boil Water Efficiently
Tell us: Does your local cafe offer a discount for bringing your own mug?