It has been a long time since I first wrote about KeepCups. Way too long.
Back in November 2009, I wrote about this wonderful reusable coffee cup in the post titled My Coffee Guilt is Nearly Over. I was waxing lyrically about my guilt of using disposable coffee cups and the way I got around it by taking my own to work every day.
Fast forward to today, and I am sad to say that my first KeepCup bit the dust after five years of week day use. If I calculate correctly, I used that cup 1,320 times during its lifetime!
That is a lot of coffee, and it saved a lot of disposable cups from landfill, which is where the disposable ones inevitably end up. Just imagine if everyone used a reusable coffee cup, how much landfill we could avoid and resources we could save?
Here are a few fast facts about KeepCups and disposable coffee cups in general;
- There is enough plastic in 20 disposable cups and lids to make a small KeepCup.
- Over a year, use of a KeepCup reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 92% compared to disposable cups.
- Most disposable cups are lined with polyethylene which makes them non recyclable.
- Every minute over one million disposable cups are discarded to landfill.
Once the lid split and the cup cracked, I placed it into the recycling bin so that it could live as something else.
So impressed was I with my old faithful, that replace it, I did. We bought one each, and for visitors when we go on trips.
They certainly have change in funkyness since I first bought my original plain white cup. The company is even making a glass cup with a cork band for a limited time only. Check out the KeepCup site for details. By the way, I am in no way affiliated with the company. I just like their product.
Anyway, I am very happy that Kim bought me a replacement. I dare it will last at least another five and a half years of solid use.
Oh, and I still get a 30 cent discount when I use it for my morning flat white at the Melton Railway Station Kiosk! A big thanks goes out to Kate for supporting reusable KeepCups in her kiosk.
Who has one of these? Do you use it often and do you like it?