A cup with a conscience
Sure, we may be passionate about our coffee, but it often comes in a take-away cup that we grab on the way to work, without giving much thought to where that cup will go – which is on a rubbish dump. More than 100 billion single-use coffee cups worldwide are discarded each year and end up as landfill. Concerned about this unsustainable waste, David McKlagan founded Ecoffee Cup in 2014 with a simple philosophy – have fun and do good. These reusable cups are made from bamboo fibre and corn starch, and are BPA and phthalate free. The naturally sterile cup (no taste residue) is easy to transport, user-friendly and dishwasher safe, and should last for years. With playful designs and colours inspired by the streets of Kyoto, the holy sites of Isfahan and the hipster bars of Melbourne, the cups show that being environmentally friendly can also be fashionable. Check out the great prints that are available, and be sure to keep an eye on the designs due to be launched at the end of the year. For more information, visit ecoffeecup.co.za.