Ecoffee Cup: Ditch single-use cup for environmentally friendly reusable cup

If there’s one simple sustainable statement you make daily, ditch that environmentally unfriendly cup that your joe comes in and swap it for an Ecoffee Cup instead.

Ecoffee Cup is a reusable takeaway cup made from bamboo fibre, which feels like thick yet lightweight cardboard. This BPA and phthalate-free cup also features a lid and sleeve made from food-grade silicone, which is designed especially for hot liquids.

Over 2 trillion single-use coffee cups have ended up in landfill since they first came on the market 30 years ago, according to Ecoffee Cup.

Ecoffee Cup offers an eco-friendly alternative to single-use coffee cups, and with their vibrant colours and prints, they are an enjoyable way to partake in drinking your favourite hot drinks.

Ecoffee Cup features some cool artwork on their cups, catering for all coffee lovers and taste makers. Designs include geometric shapes, camouflage prints, bright, bold colours as well as neutral black tones.

Unlike some hot drinks containers on the market, bamboo fibre is naturally sterile, so Ecoffee Cup doesn’t flavour-taint drinks. It’s also dishwasher safe.

Ecoffee Cup’s latest collection also includes a limited edition William Morris range, featuring classic prints of flowers and plants on the cups. As well as being an artist, print maker and social activist during Victorian Britain, William Morris also held a deep commitment and respect for the environment, something that Ecoffee are also aligned with.

Ecoffee Cup launched to help tackle the ever-growing problem of single-use packaging waste. The company, which does not see recycling to be the answer, believe that choosing reusables will help lessen the environmental impact of single-use products going to landfill.

Over 100 billion single-use cups end up in landfill globally each year – that’s 273,972,603 coffee cups every single day. Many people still believe that takeaway paper cups are recyclable, however the reality is quite different – the plastic lining of disposable cups makes the separation and recycling process very difficult.

Ecoffee Cup founder, David McLagan, says: “So much more work is needed on behalf of coffee chains, supermarkets and consumer groups in order to raise awareness and change attitudes and behaviours surrounding waste. Coffee-drinkers need to be aware of their direct role and responsibility in helping to reduce waste. Everyone can contribute by taking simple steps towards using reusable and sustainable products.

“We [Ecoffee Cup] passionately maintain that recycling is not the answer; instead, we can only institute real change with your help. In this enlightened era, there really is no excuse for single-use. That’s why we created Ecoffee Cup.”

Throughout the month of June, Ecoffee Cup will be supporting the Marine Conservation Society’s Plastic Challenge by donating £1 of the sale price of every cup purchased via the Ecoffee Cup website to the MCS.

Ecoffee Cup has also set up an awareness raising campaign, #stopthe100billion, in an attempt to highlight the waste issue, educate the public and effect real change in the way people consume takeaway products. The social media-based campaign, #stopthe100billion, involves consumers uploading pictures of themselves to Twitter with their Ecoffee Cup.

Ecoffee Cup is available online 

Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable lifestyle and living, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com

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