August 17, 2017


I often get asked about how one can start to reduce their waste and become more minimalist.  So, I'm starting a new series called "The Zero Challenge" where I will occasionally share ways to swap out using disposable products to reusable ones.  Creating zero waste has never been this easy.

Today, let's start with coffee.  I LOVE coffee.  The smell.  The ritual of waiting in line for that sweet first sip.  The feeling that you can finally start your day with that jolt of caffeine.  

With an estimated 100 billion single-use coffee cups that end up in the landfill each year, we have a major problem that's not so sweet.  You read that right.  That's 100,000,000,000 cups dumped per year.  Due to their plastic content, less than 1% of all cups actually get recycled.

Brought my newfound favorite to-go cup made by Ecoffee Cup is made with bamboo fibers -- the world's fastest-growing, most sustainable crop (shown on the right).  It's light, dishwasher-safe, and comes with a resealable no-drip lid. 

Here's an easy switch you can make.  Instead of a disposable cup from the local coffee shop, you can bring your own takeaway cup.  They're affordable, you only need to buy them once, and they'll last you for years.  Many coffee shops will even throw in a discount for bringing your own cup, which eventually pays for the cup itself.  

Have you made the switch yet?

Mints & Honey Cafe :: A hidden gem in San Carlos, CA selling artisanal coffees, teas and plants.
They even host special events and design major floral productions.

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