Taking on Plastic Free July? Switch to these reusable coffee cups (2023)

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Britain has a love affair with coffee. As a nation, we drink about 95 million cups a day, with the average fan sipping two cups daily. Some people have their own at-home morning routine, while others frequently visit their favourite cafe or coffee shop for a takeout brew on the way to work.

Britons spend billions of pounds a year at high street coffee chains. It’s a habit that does not come cheap, and it could be costing the earth.

The UK’s fondness for takeaway coffee sees us disposing of 2.5 billion plastic-coated takeaway cups annually, and that number is set to increase by a third by 2030. Only one in 400 cups is recycled. The rest are sent to landfill, generating 152,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – equivalent to the emissions of 33,300 cars.

In light of this, and the single-use plastic hiatus –aka Plastic Free July – now encouraging us to make more eco-friendly choices, is now finally the time to start making the shift?A breakup between Britain and coffee shops is unlikely, so we need to limit the environmental impact in other ways, and reusable coffee cups could help.

Baristas will gladly make your regular drink in your own refillable cup, and some retailers even offer discounts or extra loyalty stamps if you have one. When you’ve finished your drink, take it home to wash up for use the next day. Your coffee experience will be all the better for knowing that you’re not contributing to waste and are doing your bit to care for the planet.

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How we tested

There are dozens of reusable coffee cups available as brands try to help consumers be more environmentally conscious. To help you find the right one for you, we’ve whittled down the options to the ones we think are best. There are glass, stainless steel and silicone versions, those that look like takeaway coffee cups and others that more closely resemble a bottle.

Each one included in our roundup has been tested with hot drinks and some also with cold. We’ve rated each on drinking experience, functionality, ease of use, leak protection, design and looks. It’s time to quit your takeaway cup habit.

The best reusable coffee cups for 2022 are:

  • Best overall – Circular&Co reusable coffee cup, 355ml: £13.95, Circularandco.com
  • Best for hiking – Klean Kanteen insulated tkwide with café cap, 355ml: £25.95, Kleankanteen.co.uk
  • Best collapsible cup – Stojo on the go coffee cup, 355ml: £12.99, Amazon.co.uk
  • Best for iced coffee – S’well traveler, 470ml: £29.75, Amazon.co.uk
  • Best for a post-workout brew – Lululemon the hot/cold bottle, 500ml: £35, Lululemon.co.uk
  • Best customisable cup – KeepCup design your own, from 227ml: from £12, Keepcup.com
  • Best multi-use cup – Hermosa everything bottle, 350ml: £30, Livehermosa.com
  • Best for tea drinkers – SoleCup travel mug, 310ml: £20, Ethikel.com
  • Best smart mug – Ember travel mug², 355ml: £199.95, Ember.com
  • Best for hygiene – BugBear antimicrobial purple knit cup, 310ml: £18, Ethikel.com
  • Best colour – Smidge citrus travel cup, 236ml: £14.95, Domesticsciencehome.co.uk

Circular&Co reusable coffee cup, 355ml

Best: Overall

Rating: 10/10

We named the Circular&Co reusable coffee cup our best buy before, and we’re doing it again. Even after testing many different mugs, it’s still our favourite in all the factors we consider important – not least because the company helps tackle the problem of takeaway cups in more ways than one. The brand collects millions of used coffee cups from around the country, cleans and shreds them and blends the material with a recycled polymer to form the new cups. The result is a robust, high-quality travel cup that is designed to last a decade and is 100 per cent recycled again at the end of its life.

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The smooth cup allows for a 360-degree drinking experience, which means it feels no different to drinking from a standard mug or coffee cup, and it kept our drinks hot for longer than an hour. Plus, it is leakproof, thanks to a lid that clicks open and closed when pushed. It’s also dishwasher safe on the top shelf, is excellent value for money, and there are several colour combinations to choose from, so you’ll undoubtedly find a favourite.

Klean Kanteen insulated tkwide with café cap, 355ml

Best: For hiking

Rating: 8.5/10

No hike is complete without a warming brew for when you’re taking a well-earned breather. You’ll want a lightweight, leakproof, insulating container to carry it in safely, and we think this cup is among the best for the job. It’s compact, features a durable metal loop for attaching to a bag or belt and is made from 90 per cent recycled food-grade stainless steel that can take the bumps of outdoor adventures.

The insulating performance is outstanding, keeping drinks hot for up to 11 hours and cold for 38 hours, perfect for long expeditions (although we’d suggest taking more than one cup because you’ll need more than 355ml to stay hydrated). Instead of a hinged lid, this cup features a twistable cover that reveals a smooth opening for comfortable, dribble-free drinking.

Stojo on the go coffee cup, 355ml

Best: Collapsible cup

Rating: 7.5/10

Having only a dinky bag is no excuse for not carrying a reusable coffee cup because Stojo’s design collapses down to a couple of inches high for easy storage on the go. It’s a clever concept, but you’ll need to be mindful that the cup’s body is made from flexible silicone, because we found that it can leak when it’s full and accidentally squeezed. The insulated heat sleeve can help stop too much pressure from being put on the flexible part, and it keeps your hands safe because the cup can get quite hot.

The cup is pleasant to drink from and features a swivel stopper to close the mouthpiece and prevent leaks, but we wouldn’t risk putting it in our bags if it were full. There are plenty of design options and colours, and we like that there is the option of a straw, which also folds down inside the cup.

S’well traveler, 470ml

Best: For iced coffee

Rating: 9/10

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As the temperature rises, our drinks get cooler, and we need a reusable cup for iced lattes and frappes. Enter S’well’s traveler, which is perfect for both hot and cold drinks. The design is simple, with only the bottle and lid, making it super easy to keep clean and fresh.

We found this to be among the best bottles for mouthfeel because you drink from it like you would a conventional cup or mug, and it’s just as good if used with a straw. The wide opening is also ideal for adding ice cubes, whether crushed or whole, and makes cleaning easy.

We found it kept our cold drinks cool for several hours, up to 24 in fact, not that you’ll be able to resist drinking a delicious frappe for that length of time. But this cup is equally good all year round because it keeps hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours, and the insulation keeps the outer bottle cool enough to handle safely.

Lululemon the hot/cold bottle, 500ml

Best: For a post-workout brew

Rating: 8/10

If all your fitness gear has to be matching, you might as well include your refillable drinks bottle in that too. This one from Lululemon is designed for both hot and cold drinks, allowing you to use it for both throughout the day. And because you’ll be needing plenty of hydration after a workout, it accommodates for a generous 500ml of liquid.

We especially love the look of this bottle and its handy features, including a loop for easy carrying, a shiftable tab for locking the lid closed and a single push-button for quick and easy one-hand opening. Drinking is through a smooth, medium-sized spout, which we enjoyed and placed it second only to those with 360-degree openings in terms of comfort. While this bottle is out of stock at the moment, we have asked the brand if and when it will be back – so do check back for updates.

KeepCup design your own, from 227ml

Best: Customisable cup

Rating: 9/10

There are now dozens of options for drinks at coffee shops, so why should the size and design of your reusable cup be limited? KeepCup doesn’t think it should and offers a design-your-own service on its trusty cups. The sizes available are 227ml, 340ml and 454ml, and there are options for the material the cup is made from, including glass, stainless steel and the original plastic. You can choose between a cork or a silicone heat band on the glass versions, and there are so many colour combinations to choose from, allowing you to create something truly personal.

As with all the brand’s cups, the lid pushes on for a secure fit, and there is a smooth opening from which to drink that can be closed with the swivel stopper. We love that KeepCup also sells replacement parts to keep your cup going for many years and out of landfill.

Hermosa everything bottle, 350ml

Best: Multi-use cup

Rating: 8/10

It might seem strange to buy your reusable coffee cup from a protein powder brand, but they’re spot on with the design of this bottle. It’s a multi-tasking all-rounder that can see you through the day with coffee, tea, water, juices and even shakes after a workout at Barry’s because it doubles as a shaker – without a metal spiral – to create a smooth drink.

The cup has a sleek, black design with orange branding and is made from stainless steel, so it is super durable yet compact and perfect for carrying in a bag. It features a double lid, with both options offering 360-degree drinking for the feeling of sipping from a traditional cup. We also found the cup kept coffee hot for about two hours and water cooler for longer.

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SoleCup travel mug, 310ml

Best: For tea drinkers

Rating: 8.5/10

Real tea fans will agree that tea bags are equivalent to the coffee world’s instant drink and loose leaves are king for the perfect cuppa. The only thing is that drinking them on the go isn’t always possible because an infuser is essential, and few travel cups feature them. But the SoleCup is here to make your proper tea-drinking dreams a reality. It features a beautifully designed tea diffuser that attaches to the lid and holds plenty of loose leaves for the perfect brew. A detachable plastic smoothie filter is also included in the box.

The cup is a charming, colourful little number too, with plenty of options to choose from, including whether you have a silicone or cork heat band. Best of all, the cup is made from glass, which we find is the best for tea because it doesn’t affect the delicate flavour.

Ember travel mug², 355ml

Best: Smart mug

Rating: 9/10

Smart tech makes almost every area of our lives that little bit easier nowadays, including on-the-go drinking with the Ember mug². It is a marvellous bit of kit, and you’ll never worry about cold tea or coffee again if you choose to invest in one.

Set your perfect drinking temperature – between 50C and 62.5C – and you will get a notification from a phone app to say it has reached that optimum point, plus the mug will keep it there for three hours. A touch-sensitive display on the front of the mug itself can also be used to check and change the temperature, so no worry if your phone is not at hand.

The black matte cup looks elegant, and it is comfortable to hold and use, with 360-degree drinking. Plus, it is 100 per cent leakproof, with a push of the lid to open and close with a tight seal. We tipped it up when it was full several times to test, and not a drop came out.

The mug comes with a matte black charging coaster, which we keep on our desks because the battery life does not last beyond those three hours. And despite the internal electrics, this cup is safe to handwash and submersible up to 1m in water, but do not put anything but the lid in the dishwasher.

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BugBear antimicrobial purple knit cup, 310ml

Best: For hygiene

Rating: 8/10

Clean freaks will love the idea of this travel cup. The cute design makes it look like the cup is wearing a knitted cosy, but really it is made from food-grade stainless steel treated with AntiBug technology. This antimicrobial silver ion material kills 99.9 per cent of all known bacteria, including MRSA, E. coli and salmonella, and lasts for the lifetime of the cup, which is about five years. This doesn’t mean you can get out of washing it as you would any other cup. It will still need cleaning after use, but it just adds a little extra protection.

Besides its bug-killing powers, the cup is comfortable to drink from and pretty good at keeping the liquid inside warm for over an hour. It’s also leakproof thanks to the hinged stopper that closes the mouthpiece.

Smidge citrus travel cup, 236ml

Best: For colour

Rating: 8/10

Do you have one of those bags where you can never find a thing? One item you’re unlikely to lose in there is this orange cup, which is sure to brighten your day. It’s a double-walled, vacuum-insulated cup made from food-grade stainless steel and designed to last a lifetime. The Smidge cup promises to keep drinks hot for six hours or cold for up to 12 – and we found it delivers for perfectly toasty coffee even if you forget about it for a couple of hours.

We also put its leakproof claims to the test, and the contents stayed securely inside, even when we gave it a little shake with the cup turned upside down. So we’d be confident about carrying the cup in our bags even if it were half full. Drinking from this cup is through a small opening, the standard type you find on coffee shop cup lids. We found the hinged mouthpiece cover a little tricky to open when we first started testing, but it became easier with each use.

The verdict: Reusable coffee cups

The Circular&Co reusable coffee cup ticks all the boxes in terms of insulation, drinking experience and, importantly, environmental consideration. We love how the UK-made travel cup helps to do away with single-use takeaway coffee cups smartly and creatively with no compromise on functionality and insulation performance.

We also love the freedom of choice you get with the KeepCup design your own and think the S’well traveler is a summer must-have for those iced coffees and picnics in the park.

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FAQs

What is the aim of plastic Free July? ›

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. It was launched by the Plastic Free Foundation which aims to see a world free of plastic waste.

How can I switch to plastic for free? ›

Food Consumption
  1. Carry reusable utensils and containers to work. ...
  2. Carry lunch and other meals in a reusable container. ...
  3. Carry sandwiches and snacks in reusable lunch wraps. ...
  4. Use your own reusable container for takeout and leftovers. ...
  5. Use reusable coffee cups and drink bottles. ...
  6. Cut out frozen meals. ...
  7. Use a reusable bread bag.

What are the benefits of reusable coffee cups? ›

Reusable coffee cups can be used over and over, reducing waste and helping keep the environment cleaner and healthier. Reusable Coffee Cups Offer Better Heat Retention- paper coffee cups can't keep your coffee as warm as a reusable coffee cup can.

Why we should go plastic free? ›

Plastic sticks around in the environment for ages, threatening wildlife and spreading toxins. Plastic also contributes to global warming (almost all plastics are made from chemicals that come from the production of planet-warming fuels like gas, oil and even coal).

Why we should be plastic free? ›

While it is an important material for our economy, providing multiple benefits to modern day living, plastic can take thousands of years to biodegrade. It takes up valuable space in landfill sites and is polluting the natural environment, having a significant impact on our oceans.

Who invented plastic free July? ›

In 2011, Prince-Ruiz started the Plastic Free July Challenge, where, what started as a grassroots campaign with a handful of participants in Western Australia has now grown to millions of people across 170 countries taking up the challenge to refuse single-use plastic every year.

How do people celebrate plastic free days? ›

The best way to celebrate is also the easiest to do. Wherever you find yourself on July 3rd, from the grocery store to the park, to a restaurant, make sure not to use and not to ask for any plastic bags.

How do you say no to plastic? ›

Here are some useful tips:
  1. Drink tap water or buy glass bottles. ...
  2. Avoid plastic bags. ...
  3. Get rid of single doses. ...
  4. Travel with your water bottle. ...
  5. Get yourself a travel kit. ...
  6. Avoid snacks. ...
  7. Pick up alternative straws. ...
  8. Use fabric napkins and handkerchiefs.
10 Dec 2019

How do you replace plastic with eco friendly products? ›

It's time to abandon single-use plastic and embrace these eco-friendly alternatives to plastic instead.
  1. Glass Bottles and Jars. ...
  2. Beeswax Food Wrap. ...
  3. Organic Cotton Bags. ...
  4. Natural Fibre Cloth. ...
  5. Steel Containers and Drinking Straws. ...
  6. Cassava Raincoats. ...
  7. Edible Water Bottles. ...
  8. Edible Forks, Spoons, and Chopsticks.
23 Mar 2022

Can humans live without plastic? ›

In fact, plastics impact the life of every person every day and everywhere. Without plastics, food waste would increase. Without plastics, fuel costs would increase due to the heavier vehicles. Without plastics, medical care would be very difficult if not impossible.

How do I switch from plastic? ›

Finish using what you have or donate them before making the switch.
  1. Use a Canvas Grocery Bag.
  2. Switch to Yogurt Cup or Bamboo Toothbrushes.
  3. Invest in Reusable Sandwich Bags.
  4. Use Reusable Produce Bags.
  5. Washing Up? Buy Bar Soap.
  6. Get Some Glass Water Bottles.
  7. Try Glass Straws.
  8. Opt for Glass Tupperware.

Why do people use reusable cups? ›

You'll Produce No Single-Use Waste From Drinking Coffee

How many times have you seen trash cans overflowing with empty coffee cups thrown away never to be used again? This happens daily, and the only way to ensure you are not part of the crowd making a mess is to get a cup you can use again.

Are reusable cups better for the environment? ›

Over a one-year span (using one cup a day), the reusable cups scored well in the climate change arena—that is, they were associated with fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than their single-use counterparts.

Why reusable cup is eco friendly? ›

Typically, reusable cups are made from recyclable plastics, bamboo, or glass, while some more premium products feature stainless steel. These materials are chosen for their sustainability and high level of thermal insulation.

Does going plastic free make a difference? ›

Reducing our reliance on plastics, especially single-use plastics, will reduce our carbon footprint and combat climate change.

How long does it take for plastic to decompose? ›

That is not to say that plastics can't breakdown, they do, but it takes a long time; plastic bottles take up to 450 years to decompose in landfill.

How can I reduce plastic at home? ›

Ten tips to reduce your plastic waste
  1. Fix your caffeine fix. Carry a reusable coffee cup or flask. ...
  2. Bring your own bottle. ...
  3. Say no to plastic cutlery. ...
  4. Straws suck. ...
  5. Ditch the cling wrap. ...
  6. Teabags. ...
  7. Give up gum. ...
  8. Glitter, the one member of the party that NEVER leaves!

What will happen if we stop using plastic? ›

The benefits of reducing plastic consumption include: Preventing pollution by lessening the amount of new raw materials used. Saves energy. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute towards climate change.

How can I live my life without plastic? ›

9 tips for living with less plastic
  1. Bring your own shopping bag. ...
  2. Carry a reusable water bottle. ...
  3. Bring your own cup. ...
  4. Pack your lunch in reusable containers. ...
  5. Say no to disposable straws & cutlery. ...
  6. 6 – Slow down and dine in. ...
  7. Skip the plastic produce bags. ...
  8. Store leftovers in glass jars.

Is plastic free July a non profit? ›

Plastic Free July is run by a passionate team from our offices in Australia, but we operate across the globe. The Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).

Why is plastic free July in July? ›

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

How many people participated in plastic Free July? ›

First things first…. what is Plastic Free July? Plastic Free July is a global campaign to see a world free of plastic waste. Founded by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and a small team of local Western Australian government officials in 2011, the campaign has since grown to an impressive 326 million participants!

What is the theme of the International plastic bag Free day 2022? ›

International Plastic Bag Free Day 2022: Significance

The main goal of the day is to raise awareness of the growing harm that the use of this non-biodegradable substance is causing to the environment.

What is the slogan for not using plastic? ›

Do something drastic, cut the plastic! Go green, Plastic is Obscene! Be safe to earth, and reduce the use of plastic. Don't be drastic, Say 'NO' to plastic.

How do you get rid of single-use plastic slogan? ›

No Plastic Slogans
  1. Reduce. Refuse. ...
  2. Reduce the use of plastic. Save the Earth.
  3. Handle with care, plastic is everywhere.
  4. Heal the planet. ...
  5. Plastic waste cannot be erased. ...
  6. Every day actions matter, choose a plastic free life.
  7. We want evolution, not more pollution.
  8. We say no to plastic not just on Earth day but every day.

Why people shouldn't use plastic bags? ›

Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. Birds often mistake shredded plastic bags for food, filling their stomachs with toxic debris. For hungry sea turtles, it's nearly impossible to distinguish between jellyfish and floating plastic shopping bags.

Is plastic actually harmful? ›

Chemicals added to plastics are absorbed by human bodies. Some of these compounds have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects. Plastic debris, laced with chemicals and often ingested by marine animals, can injure or poison wildlife.

Will banning plastic bags help 10 lines? ›

1) Plastic bags should be banned completely as it is a threat to the environment. 2) Plastic bags are thrown after use prove to be a major environmental hazard. 3) They pollute the soil and affect vegetative growth. 4) They lead to infertile soil.

What is the best alternative to single-use plastic? ›

20 eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastics
  • Beeswax. Instead of buying endless rolls of plastic wrap, opt for beeswax wraps instead. ...
  • Silicone food covers and lids. ...
  • Paper or metal straws. ...
  • Paper bags. ...
  • Toothpaste tablets. ...
  • Bamboo toothbrushes. ...
  • Eco-friendly toilet paper. ...
  • Glass soap and detergent bottles.
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Is bamboo better than plastic? ›

Compared to plastic, bamboo-based packaging is cheaper to produce, has better insulating properties, and costs less in the long run. In addition, bamboo can be used in a variety of ways, from boxes to utensils, making it more versatile than plastic.

Is silicone better than plastic? ›

Silicone is extremely durable and significantly more ocean-friendly than plastic since it doesn't break down when lost in the environment into micro pieces like plastic does. Furthermore, silicone lasts longer, and stands up much better against heat (even in commercial dishwashers!) and cold than plastic alternatives.

Is silicone A plastic? ›

Silicone isn't plastic, and silicone isn't biodegradable, but when we look at silicone vs plastic it seems to come out on top. Which is a good reason why we should reduce our use of plastic and replace it with silicone where we can. Silicone has a lot of properties that make it a good plastic alternative.

What was life like before plastic was invented? ›

Before today's plastic, people used cloth bags and jars for their shopping, just like the zero wasters do today. You couldn't forget to take your bags and choose to take the unsustainable option. Buying in bulk for better dollar value, less trips to the shops and less packaging was a norm.

What is the most environmentally friendly plastic? ›

Polybutylene adipate terephthalate (PBAT) and polybutylene succinate (PBS) are petroleum-based materials used in product packaging, films, and in some cases, as liners for paper cups. Overall, they're viewed as more environmentally friendly than the traditional numbered seven.

How do you eliminate plastic from your diet? ›

10 Simple Ways to Avoid Microplastics in Your Everyday Life
  1. Don't microwave food in plastic. ...
  2. Drink (filtered) tap water. ...
  3. Cut out takeaway cups. ...
  4. Avoid extra-harmful plastics (3, 6, 7). ...
  5. Change your laundry routine. ...
  6. Use plastic-free cosmetics and microbead-free beauty products. ...
  7. Limit seafood consumption.
12 Oct 2021

What is the most sustainable plastic? ›

Made from purely biological materials such as sugar, corn, and vegetable oil, bioplastics are an improvement on traditional petroleum-based plastics. Popular types such as PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates), PLA (polylactic acid), and acetate can perform as well as many traditional plastics.

How many times does a reusable cup need to be used? ›

François Saunier of CIRAIG, a sustainability research institute, says that you need to reuse cups between 100 and 250 times to make them 'environmentally preferable to single-use cups'. That's because of the resources it takes to make them and repeatedly wash them up.

How many times do you have to use a Keep Cup? ›

The amount of times you need to use these items to offset the energy use is actually super low. For a reusable cup, it's about 15, and for one of those green shopping bags from the supermarket you only need to use it 8 times. Use each of them 100 times and the carbon footprint is miniscule.

How many people use reusable coffee cups? ›

Despite 69% of people owning a reusable cup, only 17% use them every time they buy a hot drink.

Are Styrofoam cups worse than plastic cups? ›

Styrofoam cups are non-biodegradable. Throwing away this much single-use plastic is harmful for several reasons. First, Styrofoam cups are non-biodegradable. Instead of breaking down over time, Styrofoam cups break into tiny pieces and stay in the environment for hundreds of years.

What cups are best for the environment? ›

Paper cups are commonly thought to be more environmentally friendly than polystyrene foam ones, because paper cups are made from trees — a renewable resource. In contrast, polystyrene is made from natural gas and petroleum — which are non-renewable — byproducts.

How many times can you use Starbucks reusable cups? ›

This benefit is limited to three times per day.

What is the best material for reusable cups? ›

Stainless steel: One of the most durable options, stainless steel mugs will last for years. And they're more likely than other reusable coffee cups to be insulated, keeping your drinks warmer for longer. These mugs may be a little more pricey up front, but they more than pay for themselves over time.

Are paper cups better than plastic? ›

Paper cups have one advantage over plastic cups in their biodegradability. While they break down over time without causing harm to the environment, plastic cups don't degrade for many, many years. At the same time, their impact on landfills is a constant concern, given the immense volume of cups produced annually.

What are reusable coffee cups made of? ›

Reusable coffee cups can be made from a number of different materials. From stainless steel, plastic and glass to food grade silicone. All of these materials have their pros and cons. As coffee is all about flavor, our choice is silicone as it's tough and durable, recyclable and most importantly doesn't leach flavor.

How did plastic free July start? ›

History of Plastic Free July

They originally began through the organization Earth Carers, a community that focuses on a wide range of environmental issues in the world and educates people about the consequences of hurting the environment.

What is the theme of international plastic bag free day? ›

The International Plastic Bag Free Day is held on July 3 around the world to spread awareness that a plastic bag free world is possible and that sound environmental alternatives to single use plastic bags are available.

What is the plastic free movement? ›

The #breakfreefromplastic Movement is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution.

How do people celebrate plastic free days? ›

The best way to celebrate is also the easiest to do. Wherever you find yourself on July 3rd, from the grocery store to the park, to a restaurant, make sure not to use and not to ask for any plastic bags.

Who invented plastic free July? ›

In 2011, Prince-Ruiz started the Plastic Free July Challenge, where, what started as a grassroots campaign with a handful of participants in Western Australia has now grown to millions of people across 170 countries taking up the challenge to refuse single-use plastic every year.

Is plastic free July a non profit? ›

Plastic Free July is run by a passionate team from our offices in Australia, but we operate across the globe. The Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).

Is plastic free July a thing? ›

Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics? Yes!

What is the theme of International plastic Free day 2022? ›

If You're 'fantastic', Do Something 'dramatic' To Cut The 'Plastic', Use 'Paper Bags'. Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Recycle Plastic Bags, Instead, Renew, Reuse And Recycle Paper Bags. Make a pledge to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic bags. Switch to paper bags and avoid plastics.

Which country banned plastic bags first? ›

2002 – Bangladesh is the first country in the world to implement a ban on thin plastic bags, after it was found they played a key role in clogging drainage systems during disastrous flooding.

What kind of plastic bags is banned by Indian government in 2022? ›

This ban prohibited activities like manufacturing, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of plastic bags that have less than twenty-five microns thickness from September 30, 2021. By 2022, plastic bags with less than one hundred and twenty microns will also be prohibited.

Who are the biggest plastic polluters in the world? ›

Plastic Waste The top plastic polluters 2021

The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo are ranked as the world's top plastic polluters for the 4th consecutive year according to Break Free From Plastic, whose latest global Brand Audit report also charges the same leading plastic polluters for fueling the climate crisis.

How do you say no to plastic? ›

Here are some useful tips:
  1. Drink tap water or buy glass bottles. ...
  2. Avoid plastic bags. ...
  3. Get rid of single doses. ...
  4. Travel with your water bottle. ...
  5. Get yourself a travel kit. ...
  6. Avoid snacks. ...
  7. Pick up alternative straws. ...
  8. Use fabric napkins and handkerchiefs.
10 Dec 2019

Why is plastic free July in July? ›

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

What is the slogan for not using plastic? ›

Do something drastic, cut the plastic! Go green, Plastic is Obscene! Be safe to earth, and reduce the use of plastic. Don't be drastic, Say 'NO' to plastic.

How do you get rid of single-use plastic slogan? ›

No Plastic Slogans
  1. Reduce. Refuse. ...
  2. Reduce the use of plastic. Save the Earth.
  3. Handle with care, plastic is everywhere.
  4. Heal the planet. ...
  5. Plastic waste cannot be erased. ...
  6. Every day actions matter, choose a plastic free life.
  7. We want evolution, not more pollution.
  8. We say no to plastic not just on Earth day but every day.

How do you celebrate International plastic bag Free day? ›

On July 3, when you go to the grocery store take a cloth or paper bag with you because it is International Plastic Bag Free Day.

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