Some sources say disposable coffee cups can even take up to 100 years to break down. That’s why we always choose to refuse or reuse. If you don’t have time to enjoy your coffee at the cafe, grab a reusable cup!

The rCup is made from recycled coffee cups! That’s right, one rCup is made from 6 recycled coffee cups. It’s also 100% leak-proof, 100% recyclable and will keep your coffee hot for up to 90 mins.

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And then the plastic bottle can take up to 700 years to break down. As they break down they leach toxins and methane into the environment, harming wildlife and polluting Mama Earth.

Skip the plastic bottle and #slurpsustainably like the Queen, she banned plastic bottles from the Royal Estate in 2018. Yass Queen! If you’re using a bottle to pack your water every day, treat yourself a little with a hand-blown glass bottle by Sol Cup.

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A lot of these 10 million straws end up in landfill or in the ocean. They are one of the top ten plastics found in beach clean ups! This contributes to an estimated 71% of birds and 30% of turtles found with plastic in their stomachs, eek!

Here’s how to #sipsustainably! When ordering a drink simply add “no straw please” to your order. Then either skip the straw or pick one of these reusable options, they’re gentler on the environment and look great in your drink! If you’re after a reusable option that’s also biodegradable and compostable, try these bamboo ones from Coco Candle Co.

For sleek metal straws, try Turtley Strawesome in Australia or CaliWoods in New Zealand.

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