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Why Reuse a Cup? (Infographic)

Why Reuse a Cup? (Infographic)

Plastic bags and water bottles have received a lot of attention in terms of the resources they use and waste they produce. But what about paper cups? Factory Direct Promos took a look at this issue and created an infographic highlighting some pretty astonishing facts about our paper cup consumption.

So how do we make a change? Shane Shirley-Smith from FDP says:

“The cool thing about reusing cups is that both consumers and businesses can really get behind the effort to make an impact on the future health of our environment. We think it would be great if every fast food restaurant out there designed and offered their own reusable drinkware for patrons to purchase and use over and over at their restaurant and others. They could even offer free drinks or at least a discount each time folks used it. They might even offer a bigger discount if one of their competitors cups is used. Companies and organizations could even have design contests to create their brand’s reusable cups.

This can be a fun way for so many people to reduce and reuse. We can do something about this together if we demand reusables or begin to bring our own cups when we buy a drink.”

 

Why Reuse a Cup? via Reusable Bags – Factory Direct Promos

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1:30AM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

This should become a habit, what a savings of resources. Thank you.

12:03AM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

congratulations guys, quality information you have given!!! shave ice accessories

1:34PM PDT on Mar 27, 2014

Good that this issue is at least at the forefront, and if people remember half the time, that means half the waste. Every little bit counts. Thanks.

1:25PM PDT on Mar 27, 2014

tks for sharing

4:24AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

thank you for the very good informations

3:41AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

If and when I go to a coffee shop -- I would like them to have a class or ceramic mug ! and no styrofaome, no plastic, no paper cups and napkins -- thank you.

7:24PM PST on Nov 19, 2013

Thanks !

1:29PM PST on Nov 19, 2013

So true, This has not even crossed my mind but looks like the next big step that individuals and companies will have to make.

11:22AM PST on Nov 19, 2013

It's unbelievable how wasteful our society is. I try to avoid buying drinks in disposable cups. When I do use one, I always take it home to recycle it. I love the idea of a bonus discount for using a competitor's cup!!

9:56AM PST on Nov 18, 2013

I have been using a 22 oz. refillable 7-11 coffee cup for many years. I have a thing for styrofoam cups, (yes, I know weird, but I'm an ice eater and its all about the ice). Whevever I go somewhere that uses styrofoam, I keep the cup and reuse it. It last about three washes in the dishwasher and then it starts to degrade.

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