Ever since I undertook a sustainability module at uni, I have been shocked into making more of an effort to be conscious of my carbon footprint.
Plastic seems to be everywhere, and the harder people campaign to change it, the more I see. We were encouraged to be less frivolous with plastic carrier bags, then our fruit and veg suddenly comes packaged in it. Fruit and veg are literally contained in nature’s packaging. They are not manufactured, they are natural products, they really do not need plastic wrapping. Surely if you’ve like to buy a handful of apples or similar, a paper bag would do the trick and be biodegradable!
Plastic coffee cups also seem to be everywhere, and if they’re not plastic, they’re coated with the stuff, which is equally problematic! I like coffee, I like to have it when I’m out or take some out with me, but I don’t like what disposable cups are doing to the environment. Luckily for me, Glabal WAKEcup got in touch and asked if I’d like to try one of their reusable coffee cups. I love a good sustainable coffee cup so obviously I said yes.
WAKEcup Bamboo Sustainable Coffee Cup Review
The sustainable coffee cup I chose was the WAKEcup Reusable Coffee Cup which is made of fully recyclable, sustainably sourced materials. I like the look and feel of the bamboo exterior. It appeals to my inner basic girl because it looks pretty, and it appeals to my environmental conscience because I know I’m not dumping a load of non sustainable coffee cups if I have a caffeine hit when I’m out and about.
The inside of the cup is made of metal, so it keeps you coffee hotter for longer, and after having used it a fair few times now, I can confirm it doesn’t taint the taste in any way.
The WAKEcup website has this bit of trivia on it:
“The government announced earlier this year that the UK consumes enough disposable coffee cups to fill The Royal Albert Hall, 1,000 times over.”
Terrfifying, isn’t it? It’s definitely time to WAKEcup!