Here’s an infographic from the Sustainability Is Sexy website and several others that point out the unwitting damage that a daily fresh cup for our morning coffee will do. For those who enjoy stopping at the coffee shop on the way to work or play every day, try to remember to bring your own vessel. Some coffee shops, like Maine Roasters Coffee on Route One in Yarmouth, will discount the purchase for those who bring their own cups and mugs. It’s an idea that even the fun folks at Portland Green Drinks have adopted in their monthly get togethers- bring your own vessel for all the beer you can drink!
By the way, for the sake of full disclosure, I have a partial ownership in Maine Roasters Coffee and almost always bring my own mug.