Saving the earth, one cup of coffee at a time
Sure, they're cute to look at – but with tonnes of other incredible benefits, there's a lot more to a reusable travel cup than meets the eye! Not only is a reusable coffee cup the perfect addition to your 'I woke up like this' look – it will have a pretty wonderful impact on the environment, too.
Over the past couple of years, we've all been making a real effort to look after our beautiful planet. An amazing 150% increase in the use of reusable travel cups was reported by Starbucks in 2018 – and that figure is rising every day! Taking your own reusable coffee cup to refill every morning is an easy way to dramatically reduce your plastic footprint. Pair that with saying 'no' to plastic straws and remembering your Bag for Life, and you'll be upping your eco-friendly game in no time! What are you waiting for?
Reusable coffee cups, travel mugs and cups also make excellent gifts, especially as there are so many cool designs to choose from. We're obsessed with this Frida Kahlo Travel Cup, which is crafted from sustainable bamboo and decorated with a beautiful illustration of the inspiring Mexican artist. Or what about this awesome Rainbow Sequin Straw Cup? It's perfect for filling with smoothies, juices or iced coffee – and it wouldn't half brighten up your work bestie's desk. Just saying!
How your reusable travel cup could save you money
Coffee shops up and down the country are offering discounts for customers who bring their own reusable travel cups – so not only will you save single-use plastic, you'll save money too! Here are some of our favourites*:
- - Pret A Manger have recently increased their discount from 25p to 50p
- - At Costa, you could save 25p on any Barista-served drink
- - Leon will give you 45p off your coffee if you bring a reusable cup
- - Waitrose customers are treated to FREE coffee when they make a purchase and scan their MyWaitrose card
Of course, you could save even more money by preparing your own drinks at home instead. This retro Slush Puppie Straw Mug is perfect for enjoying an iced latte on the go. Simply brew a double shot of your favourite espresso, pour over cubed ice and top with your favourite milk for a refreshing caffeine hit!
* these offers are correct at the time of writing, but make sure you double check for the latest deals!