Meet Our Team:
We want to cut out paper cup waste. Disposable coffee cups create a lot of litter.
We also want to make an art piece to raise awareness of using reusable cups. (Large cup with our message) and put in our local shops and we done out 'questionnaires' for the shopkeeper/manager to fill in.
As well as that we are going to create a book/game about our message
And create a website to teach others
According to the journal.ie 22000 disposable coffee cups are thrown away every hour!
While many disposablecups carry the recyclable logo, the actual cup is not currently recyclable in Ireland and must be disposed of in general waste.
Think of all the fossil fuels it would waste to send those cups to another country to be recycled.
An estimated 20 million trees are cut down every year to produce disposable paper coffee cup.
A pottery / glass or bring cup can be used indefinitely, all it requires is washing.
Compostable cups and lids are a more sustainable option than standard paper or card single-use cups, they are only truly better for the environment if they are processed correctly.