If you’re into the practice of reduce reuse recycle, you probably already have a washable, insulated travel mug. Good for you! But if you use paper cups, chances are you reach for that extra little piece of cardboard to wrap around your steaming beverage.
At Starbucks, for example, the paper cuffs are made from 60% recycled (post-consumer) paper and you can throw them in the recycling bin. But why go disposable when you can save even more energy and paper?
Coffee-statistics.com informs us that 14 billion cups of coffee are served every year wrapped in a single-use, cardboard coffee sleeve, which add up to 2.8 billion pounds of trash. It’s pretty nice on a cold morning to have the warm paper mug but not burn your hand, so let’s also eliminate that trash. Check out these great options, which also make for cool recycled gifts.