Collapsible Coffee Cups: Five Great Options and Why You Need One
Do you carry a collapsible coffee cup with you at all times? If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, collapsible coffee cups are a necessity! A single reusable cup can save hundreds and even thousands of plastic cups from ending up in the landfill – here’s how.
Why you need a reusable coffee cup
We all know that we have a plastic pollution problem – but do you know how severe it is? Plastic can take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to break down. For plastic cups that house cold drinks, it takes about 450 years. For standard coffee cups, which are paper on the exterior but have a plastic interior coating, it can take 30 years. Plastic straws take 200 years.
You might think that if you just recycle your coffee cup, there’s no harm done. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. Corporations want you to think you can recycle it so you’ll keep buying. In reality, 91% of plastic isn’t recycled – that means it ends up in landfills, incinerated, or littering our land and oceans.
When you bring your own coffee cup, you lower the demand for single-use coffee cups and you limit the plastic that enters our environment. In particular, collapsible coffee cups are great because they are compact and can fit in any bag – even in your pocket! By stashing these in your purse, backpack, or car, you ensure that you never need a single-use cup again.
Five great collapsible coffee cups
- The original collapsible coffee cup
- Leak-proof, portable, collapsible, reusable
- Breaks down easily for cleaning
- Dishwasher safe
- 355ml capacity
- BPA free silicone
- When folded, the mug is less than 2 ½ inches
- Lightweight, portable
- 400ml capacity
- Food-grade, BPA free silicone
- When folded, the mug is just 2 ½ inches
- Includes small handle
- Dishwasher safe
- 280ml capacity
- Non-toxic, BPA free, food-grade silicone
- Compact and portable
- Includes carabiner for easy travel
- 550ml capacity
- Suitable for hot and cold drinks
- Stainless steel rim
- When folded, the mug is just 0.59 inches
- Lightweight – 70 grams
- BPA free, FDA approved food-grade silicone
- 200 – 270ml capacity
No matter where you’re at on your plastic free journey, it can be hard to remember your reusables! With collapsible coffee cups, you can always be prepared for a drink on the go.
What’s your go-to coffee or tea drink? Let me know in the comments and tag me on Instagram with pictures of your drink and reusable cup! If you haven’t had enough coffee content, check out my blog on facial coffee scrubs here.
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