Day 1: November 9th, 2018: Single Use Coffee Cups BEGONE!

Truly, my journey started about a month ago when I began to think about what life would be like without plastic.  I am kind of a walking billboard for whichever product I’m currently excited about, which makes me the perfect candidate for promoting a zero-waste life!   Today I got coffee with a friend. I was giddy to show off my Stojo cup!  One of the biggest offenders of Single Use Plastic (SUP) I notice in the city of Seattle are single use coffee cups (58 billion are thrown away each year in the United States).   It’s not always easy or practical to remember to bring a big, bulky reusable cup, so a couple weeks ago, I began to search for a collapsible alternative.  Enter Stojo!

PROS:

  • Collapsible, you can easily fit these in a pocket or purse.
  • Ounce markings on the inside of the cup
  • Cool collapsible straw!
  • Easy to collapse!
  • Dishwasher safe!

CONS:

  • Taste left behind.   SOLUTION: Wash in the dishwasher, or by hand after you’ve consumed your cup of coffee.
  • Plastic sleeve and lid.  COUNTER ARGUMENT: Purchasing just ONE of these cups will take the place of 156 single use cups I might purchase throughout the year.  Verdict: A little plastic in my Stojo is FAR better than a LOT of plastic waste otherwise.

DAILY PLASTIC-FREE CHALLENGE: Read the above links in this blog page.  Especially the link about 58 billion coffee cups.  It will blow your mind…

Love,

Cindy