In the US we use 16 billion disposable coffee cups every year. Research indicates that by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Be the change you want to see, and invest in reusable drinkware today!
Awareness has grown in recent years regarding the issues surrounding plastic waste. At EverythingBranded we celebrate Eco awareness, but want to encourage action as well. We have a wide selection of Eco products for this years Earth Day. You can significantly reduce your office’s environmental footprint with just a few small changes. Every business has the responsibility of being aware of the Eco impact they are having upon the planet. When plastic does make it into the ocean it breaks down into smaller partials known as “microplastics” rather than biodegrading or dissolving, polluting the water and killing marine life. Over 1 million seabirds die each year from ingesting plastic. Scientists at the the UGA New Materials Institute conducted a new study which discovered microplastics particles smaller than dust or powdered sugar inside baby sea turtles. Of the turtles studies in this research, 100% were found to have eaten plastic.
Few people realise that straws are among the top 10 items found during beach cleans. Most plastic straws are too lightweight to make it through the mechanical recycling sorter. They are too small to separate and because of this usually end up in landfill. Due to being exposed to the elements where due to their lightweight nature, end up blown into bodies of water. Although plastic straws are small items, they still take thousands of years to break down, which seems preposterous considering that they are only used for a few minutes during the intake of one beverage, before being tossed aside without an afterthought for their future journey after their solo use. As an item of convenience for the vast majority of us, we believe swapping the single-use plastic straw for a reusable one. Our Stainless steel straws are dishwasher safe as well as rust and scratch proof. We offer them in regular size as well as large intended for smoothies.
It is estimated that 2.5–10 billion disposable coffee cups are used every year in the U.K. Most of these cups end up in landfill or as litter, as the majority of these ‘disposable’ or ‘recyclable’ coffee cups cannot be recycled due to their plastic lining. In fact, the plastic lining in your morning coffee cup will outlive you! It takes 30 years for the plastic lining to fragment, then 500 years for it to break down completely- and that is still only if the plastic has the perfect environmental conditions to decompose. Making the switch to reusable coffee cups is not only kind to the planet, but kind to your wallet. More and more coffee shops are offering money off your beverage if you bring your own cup. There is no excuses for single use, so what are you waiting for? Make the switch today!