It's time to ditch single-use plastic cups in favor of reusable glass coffee Cups! Let's get this day started!
Everyone has a beverage in the morning. Whether it's tea, coffee, matcha, or something else that gets them going.
Every morning is a lot of mornings, and when it comes to trash, every morning may quickly add up, particularly if you use throwaway coffee cups. Consider using glass cups for your morning pick-me-up as an eco-friendly, zero-waste solution. Every drink brings our planet one step closer to sustainability.
Here are 13 reasons why you should use glass coffee cups, not just for the environment, but also for yourself.
1. Because They Can Be Reused
The most convincing reason to use a glass coffee cup is that they are completely reusable.
The garbage generated by single-use coffee cups can quickly build up. Consider this: if you buy coffee every day, you will use 365 single-use coffee cups in a year. Then just toss them out. Even if you only buy coffee every other day, that equates to 182 coffee cups per year. If one person's use of single-use coffee cups had that much of an impact, imagine the impact of every adult in America who drinks coffee.
According to a National Coffee Association survey, 83% of adults (those over the age of 18) in America consumed coffee.. According to the 2018 US census, there are 253,768,092 adults in America. That means that 210,627,516 adults in America drink coffee.
Of course, the amount of coffee those folks consume varies, ranging from a few cups per day to a few cups per week. Still, assuming that adults drink a cup of coffee every other day, the total annual waste of single-use cups in America would be 38,334,300,000 cups.
According to one estimate, the number of single-use coffee cups discarded into landfills could be as high as 54 billion each year. That is why it is critical to use reusable coffee cups.
This does not even take into account how much coffee is consumed globally. Every year, almost ten million tones of coffee are consumed worldwide.
The waste if most coffee wasn't in reusable containers is incomprehensible. We must all use reusable cups, as should our friends and family. The Textured Colored Glass Coffee Cups and Saucer, which I will discuss in further detail later in this post, are an excellent choices for a reusable glass coffee mug.
The Textured Colored Glass Coffee Cups and Saucer are fully reusable; simply fill it with your preferred beverage, wash it, and reuse it the next day. Glass coffee mugs are long-lasting and will not deteriorate, so you won't have to toss them away.
2. Because they are a long-term option
Glass coffee mugs are extremely eco-friendly! For starters, glass is an eco-friendly, all-natural raw material with a very low carbon impact. If the glass you're using is recycled, your carbon impact will be much lower.
Glass, unlike other materials that might be used to make mugs, such as ceramic, can be recycled. Glass is one of the few materials that is completely recyclable. When compared to producing glass from raw materials for the first time, glass made from recycled glass reduces air pollution by 20% and related water pollution by 50%.
In other words, make certain that your glass coffee cup is made of recycled glass, such as our Textured Colored Glass Mug. You may eventually tire of your glass cup. Let's say you chipped it after years of use.
You can then reuse your glass coffee mug. After all, glass is 100% recyclable and may be reused indefinitely. Because glass is so versatile, your glass coffee mug could be transformed into a variety of different glass products!
Concerned that your town may not have the resources to recycle glass?
Not to worry! Almost every town in America, and every developing country for that matter, has some sort of glass recycling infrastructure.
As a result, if you're looking for the most environmentally friendly way to transport your morning brew, a glass coffee mug is the way to go!
3. Because Glass is Elegant
We've all gone to Starbucks, perhaps before school or before work, and ordered a beverage.
We didn't care if it was a venti or a short, an iced caramel macchiato or plain coffee. What was important was the Starbucks logo on the outside of the cup.
Whatever that label meant to us, whether it was a student flaunting their expensive beverage or a coworker flaunting their wonderful coffee taste, in the end, it was us attempting to flaunt something.
However, when viewed through an environmental lens, it is evident that it was not the label that was important.
What was important was the label itself.
That meant more rubbish in our landfills, not better coffee or more expensive taste. More unneeded waste. Glass coffee mugs are attractive because they represent sustainability. They're also lovely because, well, glass is lovely. Glass is far more visually appealing than a plastic or paper cup.
What could be more elegant? Soggy paper and flimsy plastic? Or how about a handcrafted glass mug?
The decision should be simple. What you should be displaying are your glass coffee mugs. Not because you want to prove something, but because you want to persuade people to join the campaign to minimize garbage in our landfills.
4. As a result of the flavor of your beverage
Glass is unrivalled in terms of flavor. Everything tastes better in glass, and I mean EVERYTHING.
Have you ever tried fancy "artisan water," which claims to taste better and be softer than regular water?
The glass bottle that the water is packaged in is often responsible for its "better taste" and "softness."
This is due to the fact that the material that will leave your beverage in its "purest" form is undeniably glass.
Plastic, paper, and steel all have hazardous chemical coatings that permeate the flavor of your coffee. We've all experienced the metallic tang of a steel cup or the plastic odor of a water bottle left in the sun.
Because glass does not require a chemical coating, it does not leech anything into your beverage.
Not to add, glass coffee mugs will keep your beverage hotter or cooler for longer than single-use cups. Not only will your beverage taste better, but it will also stay fresher for longer by maintaining the proper temperature.
5. As a result of Your Health
Glass coffee mugs are far superior to single-use cups in terms of health. Plastic is by far the worst material to drink from. Plastic leaches into your food and beverages, introducing noxious particles into anything you're eating or drinking. Petrochemicals are one of those particles, and they contain harmful endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) known as xeno-estrogens.
It is not uncommon for these particles to contaminate food and beverages with which plastic may come into contact. Indeed, the State University of New York at Fredonia conducted studies on plastic water bottles and discovered that microplastics contaminated 93 percent of the bottled water samples tested.
It is also critical that you ensure that any plastic product you are utilizing does not contain BPA. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, BPA, which is used to harden plastic containers, behaves in the body like osteogeny, potentially changing "the timing of puberty, decreasing fertility, increasing body fat, and affecting the nervous and immunological systems."
They also discovered that phthalates, which are used to make plastic flexible, can have an impact on "male genital development, childhood obesity, and cardiovascular disease." The Consumer Product Safety Commission went so far as to prohibit the use of phthalates in child-care products such as toys, teething rings, and other items that children might put in their mouth.
Glass, regardless of its temperature, does not leak any toxins or carcinogens into your beverages. A glass coffee mug is the ideal alternative for your health if you're seeking for the best solution.
6. As a result of monetary savings
Carrying a reusable glass coffee mug allows you to save money in a variety of ways.
It encourages you to prepare your own coffee at home, for starters. Making coffee at home instead of going out to buy it saves a lot of money. Just as the waste from single-use coffee cups accumulates, so does the money you spend on coffee.
A glass coffee cup is also a good investment when compared to other reusable mugs because it is a strong, long-lasting material. In reality, you will only need to replace your glass mug if it is broken.
Don't want to make coffee at home?
No problem. You can still save money by using a glass coffee mug. Many coffee shops now offer discounts to customers who bring their own reusable cup. These discounts are often around 10 cents off your order, but if you grab a coffee every day, it can quickly mount up. This offer is available at Starbucks and Peet's, as well as at smaller coffee shops.
Coffee shops will frequently over-serve you coffee, filling the cup you bought from home to the brim.
7. Because they are safer to paper cups
A reusable glass mug is far superior to a single-use plastic cup for both you and the environment.
Paper throwaway cups are frequently lined with polyethylene, a chemical that makes them difficult to recycle and can seep into your beverage, making it mildly harmful. Paper cups are lined with polyethene to make them liquid-resistant and prevent them from turning to mush when filled with beverages.
Paper cups can leak more than just polyethylene into your drink.
If your beverage is heated, the glue that binds paper cups together may melt. When the adhesive dissolves, a trace amount of chemicals are released into your beverage. Melamine is one of such poisons.
Yes, I mean the poison cyanide.
Glass coffee mugs require no extra chemicals, carcinogens, or chemicals, only glass, therefore it's not even a debate whether paper or glass is healthier for your health.
Paper cups are not only hazardous for your health, but they are also awful for the environment.
Over 20 million trees are cut down each year to create paper cups.
Paper cups usually have a cardboard sleeve, which many people discard along with their non-recyclable disposable cup, adding to the trash.
Textured Colored Glass Coffee Cups and Saucer, for example, do not require a protective covering. The thick glass and cork sleeve keep the heat in using natural ways that produce no waste.
8. Because they are incomparable to plastic cups.
You've probably heard about all the drawbacks of plastic, such as how chemicals from it can leech into food and how drinking from it is usually bad for your health. Plastic cups, which can cause medical imbalances, upset hormones, and even give you cancer, are also bad for the environment. Many coffee shops use #5 polypropylene plastic in their plastic cups for iced to-go beverages. Although technically recyclable, this sort of plastic is not accepted by most curbside programmes.
Plastic lids, like plastic cups, are neither sustainable nor beneficial for your health.
Plastic lids that go on top of paper and plastic cups are frequently contaminated with active carcinogens. Plastic coffee cup lids are typically manufactured of #6, also known as commercial polystyrene, which frequently leaches styrene, a carcinogen.
They are also frequently difficult to recycle, making them a poor choice in terms of sustainability.
In contrast, glass coffee mugs are silicone, carcinogen, chemical, and BPA free.
9. Because they are superior to Styrofoam
Styrofoam is a health and environmental catastrophe.
It is extremely harmful to the environment. When discarded, Styrofoam can stay in landfills for more than 500 years. It does not deteriorate over time.
Whoever invented it had a genuine concern for the environment.
Even worse, the EPA determined that the United States discards 25 billion Styrofoam cups per year.
That's 25 BILLION Styrofoam cups in our landfills that will never disintegrate.
It is not only bad for the environment, but it is also bad for your digestion. Styrofoam is created from polystyrene, which is derived from petroleum. Styrene, a liquid derived from polystyrene, is also carcinogenic. When polystyrene gets hot, because a hot beverage is inside it, it leaks styrene which can be very harmful to consume.
10. Because they are simple to clean
It can be incredibly aggravating when a product that advertises itself as reusable is difficult to clean. This is NOT true of glass coffee mugs.
Glass coffee mugs are quite simple to clean. After each use, feel free to scrub down their solid, long-lasting surface.
However, you will not have to scrub as hard because glass coffee mugs do not discolor. This makes glass a far superior material to plastic and other stain-prone materials.
You can put oils, spices, or whatever you like in your glass coffee mug; it doesn't have to be just coffee.
The glass coffee mug is an excellent environmentally friendly solution that does not leave stains!
11. Because Glass Can Be Used to Drink Anything
Glass coffee cups are ideal for any beverage, hot or cold.
The glass does an excellent job of both trapping heat and keeping cold out.
In most glass mugs, the glass is thick and strong. The Glass Coffee Cups and Saucer not only have thick, robust glass to keep heat or cold in, but it also has a cork belt around it to keep your hands safe from the temperature within.
Furthermore, regardless of temperature, your beverage will taste fresh, clean, and pure when served from a glass coffee mug.
12. They do not melt throughout the dishwasher.
Glass, unlike plastic, does not melt in the dishwasher.
This makes cleaning glass, which is already exceedingly easy, even easier.
It also makes glass washing safer.
Because microplastics are frequently released when items such as plastic melt in the dishwasher. Microplastics then scatter and adhere to other dishes. When you eat from those dishes, you are consuming microplastics. These microplastics contain the above-mentioned hazardous compounds and carcinogens.
Use a glass coffee mug to be safe.
13. Because you have fantastic glass coffee mug options, such as our Textured Colored Glass Cup!
Glass coffee mugs are officially fantastic. The question now is, which mug should you buy?
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: you HAVE to try our Textured Colored Glass Cup!
The Glass Coffee Cups with Saucer is an excellent choice for a glass coffee mug. It boasts cool features like a splash-proof, textured design, and a saucer for added flair. Perfect for coffee, tea, matcha, or any other beverage you need to get up and moving in the morning, enjoy at home, on the way to work, or while commuting.
Don't be afraid to take this mug with you because it's made of glass. This is constructed of tough, tempered soda-lime glass.
It is not only thick to give it added power, but it also keeps the heat in for whatever you are drinking.
This cup is fully eco-friendly: it produces no waste! It can be reused numerous times. With glass and plastic, the cup lids are absolutely, totally, 100% recyclable.
The shipment of the Textured Colored Glass Coffee Cup is also environmentally friendly. Our Dining Table ships with zero waste and no plastic.
Try out the Tea recipe below!
Homemade Traditional Tea
- 7 grams of ginger
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoons of black peppercorns
- 5 cloves
- 4 cardamom pods
- 5 black tea in compostable bags
- 1 liter of water
- Finely slice the ginger.
- Slightly crush the cloves.
- Crush the cardamom pods.
- In a pot, combine the ginger, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, cloves, and cardamom pods.
- Bring to a boil with the water.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the water begins to boil.
- Remove the water from the heat after it has simmered for 10 minutes.
- For 2-3 minutes, add the compostable tea bags.
- Tea bags should be removed and composted.
- Fill your Textured Colored Glass Cup halfway.
Have fun and be the change you want to see in the world!