Reusable coffee cups (and going topless)

We all love coffee, but this daily habit can have huge consequences. How many throwaway cups do you get through in an average week without even thinking about it?

There’s a couple of simple things you can do…

Go topless!

Take the 5 Gyres #topless4oceans challenge! Find out more on their Instagram page.

The 5 Gyre Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.

This campaign is a tongue-in-cheek initiative which they say is both environmentalist and feminist. Whatever your views on that, there’s some very interesting information on their site.

Use a reusable cup

I particular like this one from Stojo which I have been using for the past couple of months. It collapses down which provides two great advantages:

  1. First you can fit it easily in your bag and carry it with you everywhere. No need to carry a bulky cup everywhere and you don’t need to plan so much. It’s pocket sized, leak proof and works as an excellent travel mug.
  2. You know those office coffee machines that nice workplaces provide in meeting rooms? No need to use the disposable cups provided. Instead you can use your own cup, and the collapsible nature of the rubberised silicone Stojo means that the cup can be made to fit into even small gaps – something that the more traditional reusable cups struggle with.

Go and get one now available from Amazon with Prime for £15 (or less) at the time of writing






(Other colours are also available if you go hunting. Look out for orange, green and pink!)


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