Very few people know it, but last year marked a somewhat dubious 30th anniversary: the birth of the modern single-use “paper” cup. In three short decades, we estimate that over 3 trillion of them have ended up in landfill. Oh, in case you’re wondering, that’s 3,000,000,000,000.
The average lifespan of a single-use cup is less than 10 minutes – and due to their plastic content less than 1% will be recycled.
So, in what could only be described as the understatement of the century, in 2014 we felt there was an appetite for change!
That’s why these awesome people created Ecoffee Cup.
Made with natural fibre, corn starch and resin it’s BPA, BPS and phthalate free. The lid and sleeve are made with matte, food-grade silicone which is latex-free and designed especially for hot liquids. It has a re-sealable ‘no-drip’ lid, making it perfect to take with you everywhere you go. The whole product (cup, lid and sleeve) is dishwasher safe and should last for years if treated nicely.
Printed with our Atlantic Ambition Logo, Ecoffee Cup is light, bright and beautiful to drink from, with no plastic after-taste.
In this enlightened era, there really is No excuse for Single-Use. Choose to Re-use.
9 FACTS ABOUT SINGLE-USE
1) Disposable paper cups contain 5% polyurethane plastic, making composting and recycling of disposable cups extremely rare
2) Half a trillion disposable cups are manufactured annually around the world; that’s over 70 disposable cups for every person on the planet.
3) Most plastic used in the world today is for single-use items.
4) 4 billion trees, or 35% of the total trees chopped down, are used in paper industries
5) 1 tonne of paper consumes 98 tonnes of resources in manufacture.
6) Globally, we consume nearly 300 million tonnes of paper each year; most made from virgin pulp.
7) Very little recycled paper is used to make disposable cups due to health risk concerns.
8) 70% of the world’s paper comes from diminishing forests, not from plantations or recycling
9) Consumer waste has increased more than tenfold over the 20th century, from 40kg to 560kg of waste per person, per year.