Help save the environment - and money - with a stylish and functional travel mug.
In the UK, we drink around 55 million cups of coffee per day. But despite being made of cardboard, sadly the vast majority of single-use coffee cups (more than 99.75%) do not get recycled. The mixture of paper and plastic in their inner lining – designed to make them both heat and leakproof – causes difficulties, meaning that every minute over one million cups end up in landfills.
Fortunately, designers have cottoned on that we all want to do our bit and still stay in style by bringing out a host of cool designs that are full of personality. Do your bit by buying a reusable cup and it’ll even knock money off your daily caffeine fix. Pret A Manger takes 50p off the price if they fill your own mug instead of a disposable one. While Waitrose has announced it will soon only serve a free coffee to customers who bring in a reusable cup.
Now is the time to say goodbye to disposables with these stylish reusable travel mugs.
Frida Travel Mug, £15, Tate Shop
To Go Click drinks cup, £24.95, Stelton
Gold thermal mug, £16, Kate Spade New York at John Lewis
Touch travel mug, £15, Nespresso
Fika coffee cup, £19, KeepCup
SmartCup, £20.99, Frank Green
Hot Stuff thermal mug, approx £6, Bando at House of Fraser
Pret A Manger has teamed up with Chilly’s to create a range of three reusable bottles, each with a fresh, fruity design. They are available in 370 Prets around the UK and cost cost £20 each.