When it comes to coffee I’m really not your girl – I dislike the smell and the taste! (Sorry, not sorry!) However, when it comes to changing your habits of using plastic cups, lids and other non-biodegradable materials and not knowing how or where to find natural alternatives – I am most certainly your girl for the job!
So I made this handy comparison list for reusable cups, flasks, and bottles for your hot drinks on the go.
Here are some top choices when you’re looking for a reusable coffee cup for you or your loved ones, to reduce the use of single-use plastics:
I was chuffed when my uncle told me he had read my blog’s specifically the ones on green living. Firstly for the sign of support shown even if he wasn’t familiar with the whole concept of the blogging world. Yet, I was even more touched when he specifically mentioned how my blogs highlighting the dangers of using plastics for our health and the environment, had got him thinking about his own use of plastics.
To know my words can help to bring around more positive changes for people’s health and our environment, is a lovely and empowering feeling! 😀
The main thing for him being a coffee guy was asking me if I’d help him find a suitable coffee cup he can reuse. Of course, I jumped at the chance to share some of my research with him and then, of course, I couldn’t pass on sharing it with my lovely readers too!
Even if like me you aren’t into coffee, the options below can still be used for tea, herbal teas, soups and other hot beverages. As well as for presents for the coffee drinkers in your life!
You may ask “Why does it even matter what coffee cup I use?”
Well like my Uncle did, I’d encourage you to read both of these blogs I did on the subject of the dangers of plastic to our own health and the health of wildlife and oceans, etc:
But the main points to look out for or investigate with each product available is:
- Is it made from natural materials? (Bamboo, Stainless Steel, Glass, etc) Biodegradable?
- If it is plastic, Is it BPA free? (because of the chemicals that leach out plastics into the drinks that can affect our hormone levels, health, fertility, cancer risks etc)
- Does it have a coating on the material and if so is it a non-toxic coating?
This is important when it comes to the item being healthier for humans to drink out of, as nasty chemicals leach out of plastics into our drinks esp when heated or left in sunlight.
It is also important for the environment and wildlife, that they are made from eco-friendly, recyclable or biodegradable materials instead of plastic, that is harming wildlife, polluting oceans and cluttering coastlines.
Some top choices for reusable Coffee Cups, so you can enjoy your coffee the environmentally friendly & non-toxic way:
So, from my research here are some options for you when it comes to eco-friendly, green living coffee cups and the specific places you can find them:
Stainless Steel Reusable Cups:
Stainless Steel is a good option as it can be cleaned in a dishwasher if needed, that is why I chose a stainless steel straw.
Klean Kanteen does a collection of stainless steel reusable cups that meets requirements, as well as food containers, straws etc.
Non-toxic BPA free & BPS free plastic cups:
If you prefer plastic then you can get non-toxic BPA free & BPS free plastic cups such as ‘KeepCup’ range.
This one is being sold in John Lewis Store UK (click on the name below to open in a new window):
However, you can do an internet search for other places stocking a wider collection in this range or simply search ‘BPA free & BPS free flasks’.
Pretty Patterned & Brightly Coloured Reusable Coffee Cups:
If like me you love colour and being flamboyant (mine is bright pink) then you’re more likely to prefer a block colour or colourful patterned reusable cup – after all, who said eco-friendly has to be boring?!
A really pretty range is ‘Ecoffee Cup & William Morris’ which are reusable cups made out of bamboo
. You can order directly off their website, which at the moment has an offer on for 10% off your first order: https://ecoffeecup.eco/william-morris/
You can also get glass reusable hot drink cups:
“NO EXCUSE FOR SINGLE USE”
Reducing the use of single-use plastics!
In the UK shops such as Debenhams, John Lewis, Currys, TK Maxx, Home Bargains, Oxfam, Aldi, Lidl etc – do stock at least one option for reusable coffee cups.
Wherever you are, all over the world you can do internet searches for the specific makes I have mentioned above or search for the different alternative materials listed above also. You can then find those available to you locally in shops or alternative websites to order from for your part of the world.
The main thing is from reading this blog, you will now know when you’re either out shopping or online shopping, exactly what to look for on the packaging and item description in regards to materials used. At Least then, you know you are choosing a healthy, non-toxic option, for yourself and for the environment!
There is a vast selection of eco-friendly, reusable, natural material Coffee Cups out there, for you all to be able to find one that suits your needs and tastes!
Happy Exploring Everyone…
Please feel free to comment on this post & let us all know which reusable coffee cup you get 🙂
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