Eco-friendly and stylish, these are the best reusable coffee cups that will stand up well on your daily commute
Just last month another example of our planet’s plastic problem hit the news. A 31 foot long sperm whale washed ashore in Sulawesi with a stomach full of over 1,000 pieces of plastic, including 115 drinking cups.
But what can you do? Now really is the time to invest in your own reusable coffee mug and is the simplest way to reduce your footprint and contribution to plastic pollution. Here, are four favourite reusable coffee cups that you should invest in.
A few years ago while on a coffee break, three busy New York dads began talking about the disposable cups they were drinking their coffee from. Aware of how they were contributing directly to the staggering 58 billion cups disposed annually in America, they decided to do something about it. Enter the Stojo Pocket Cup, ultra-portable, leak-proof and yes, collapsible. The cups are dishwasher safe and come in a wide variety of colours made from FDA-grade polypropylene plastic and LFGB-certified silicone rubber. The perfect choice for those who are always on the move.
Frank Green
Passionate about creating something well-designed, stylish and super convenient, Frank Green began in 2013 in Australia and has since grown into a much-loved reusable cup and bottle brand that is rapidly expanding around the world. Their cups are curved to fit comfortably in your hand, stain and odour resistant, feature a spill-resistant lid and are even recyclable at the end of their life.
Sol’s infinitely reusable coffee cups are made from extremely durable handblown glass that contains a high percentage of borosilicate, making them strong, lightweight and 100 percent chemical free – think sturdy enough to be chucked in your bag, not sturdy enough to be thrown at a wall. Plus, as glass is far less permeable than plastics, the glass won’t absorb residual tastes, odours or germs. Their signature sleeves – which come in a variety of 13 colours – are food-grade quality and BPA-free, plus these cups are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Used in more than 65 countries around the world, KeepCups are responsible for diverting millions of disposable cups from landfill every day. They use tempered soda lime glass that is durable, shock resistant and dishwasher safe and can withstand high temperatures, and BPS and BPA free plastic for the lid. They also have a special cork edition sleeve, which is, as one of the most sustainable materials on earth, natural, renewable and biodegradable. In fact, at the end of its life you can add it to your compost. —GQ