3. Drinking on the go
Despite looking like cardboard, 99% of disposable coffee cups are non-recyclable. Every minute over one million of these cups end up in landfills globally. The quick fix? Buy a reusable cup and a reusable water bottle. Most coffee shops will fill your own cup and some even knock a bit off the price of your latte if you bring your own.
Marine biologists in Costa Rica were horrified to discover an endangered sea turtle with a plastic straw lodged in its nostril. Much like the micro beads, these are proving to be detrimental to aquatic life.
Our alternative reusable stainless steel straws are so easy to clean and store.
Drinking tea is a very British tradition – so much so that we consume 60.2 billion cups of tea each year, according to the UK Tea and Infusions Association. Most of us tea-drinkers choose tea bags rather than tea leaves – 96% in fact. But if you are Eco-conscious, and trying to cut down on single-use, man-made materials, you may not be aware that some tea bags actually contain plastic. Several tea bag brands use polypropylene, a sealing plastic, to keep the tea bags from falling apart. We have some loose tea on order which will be here soon. We have introduced Williamson Tea as their ethics are second to none. We use our Rainbow Teapot daily which always brings a smile to any face.
Have you considered using a Menstrual Cup? We wanted to try before we started selling menstrual cups. WOW. The biggest regret is not starting to use a cup from the beginning! OK, they take a little getting used to but once you have the ‘knack’ it is a doddle. We have found you have more time, less cramps (no idea why), you feel free. The cups we have come with a disinfecting box which makes life so much easier.