Your To-Go Cups Are Killing The Planet. Use These Instead.

As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple styles you can reduce food waste in your own home.

In the U.S. alone, 58 billion paper beakers are thrown out every year. Most of those paper beakers are not compostable because they’re lined with a petroleum-based product. And then there’s the problem with styrofoam: 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups are hurled out annually. So much trash. There’s a simple solution to fighting this waste and it now comes in many stylish options. We’re talking about the travel mug, folks.

Travel mugs might be a pain to remember and to lug around but when they’re as intelligently designed as the ones below, they’re easy to employ. Check them out and start bringing your own cup to the coffee shop.

Stojo

Stojo

Stojo minimizesthe hassle of a travelling beaker by making it collapsible. This leak-proof cup holds 12 ounces of liquid when fully open and can be collapsed small enough to fit in your pocket when you’re done with your cup of coffee. You can get yours for $15.

Cuppow

Cuppow

The Cuppow basically transforms any mason jar into an on-the-go cup, perfect for any beverage fromcoffee to cocktails. It eliminates the necessity of achieving disposable beakers, plus helps you transform something you already have into a more usable object. You can buy a eyelid for $8.99, only make sure you pick the right mouth sizing.

Joco Cup

Joco

Joco is where eco-friendly satisfies design. This 12 -ounce glass cup comes in a variety of colorings and is outfitted with a thermal silicone sleeve and splash lid. It’ll set you back $21.98. satisfies design. This 12 -ounce glass cup comes in a variety of colours and is outfitted with a thermal silicone sleeve and splash eyelid. It’ll set you back $21.98.

‘I Am Not A Paper Cup’

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Not merely is the’I Am Not A Paper Cup’ travel mug delightfully cheeky, but it’s only $12, too. It looks just like a traditional paper beaker but is made out of porcelain with a flexible silicon lid.

Compleat

Compleat

Compleat doesn’t do away with trash wholly, but it does stimulate the plastic lid that comes with most disposable coffee mugs unnecessary. This innovative newspaper cup is folded in such a way that the lid is an example of the cup itself. It’s not yet available to customers, but be on the lookout.

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