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.”


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David C
David C6 months ago

thanks, I try to use as little as possible although this morning at work, of the other 6 persons I think 4 had this type of coffee cup

Joshua A
Joshua A9 months ago

I currently use a reusable water bottle for drinking water. For all those who drink coffee, please, please use a reusable cup. Using throw-away cups is a waste, and often such plastic cups end up in the oceans, or elsewhere in nature, where they cause pollution and harm to wildlife. There's already so much plastic pollution in the oceans right now. We must, reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Dave C.
David C2 years ago


Dave C.
David C2 years ago

vote wisely

Jo Recovering
Jo S2 years ago

Thank you.

Warren Webber
Warren Webber3 years ago

Live long and prosper

Mac C.
mac C3 years ago

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

Mike T.
Mike T.3 years ago

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

Jessica K.
Jessica K3 years ago

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.

Marija Mohoric
Marija M3 years ago

tks for sharing