CARRY A CUP
Over 1.6 billion disposable coffee cups thrown out in Canada every year.
Most paper cups are coated in polyethylene, which means they cannot be recycled nor composted.
Taking into account the paper, the paper sleeve, production and shipping, each cup emits about 0.11 kilograms of CO2. And that's before it has been disposed of!
Once in landfill, polyethylene releases methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfills produce 25% of Canada's methane emissions.
Buy yourself a Keep Cup, online through Eight Ounce, or at Locomotive Espresso, or any reusable cup. Carry it with you, or just ask for a ceramic cup, sit down and take the time to enjoy your coffee.