ZERO WASTE COFFEE SHOP HACKS

Going zero waste can seem impossible, but with these hacks, your morning coffee routine can be a little more eco friendly!

 

1.     Invest in a reusable mug

This seems like a no-brainer, but bringing your own mug or tumbler can significantly reduce waste. And as a bonus, many coffee shops offer a discount for bringing your own mug. Starbucks offers a 10% discount for a reusable cup!

 

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2.     Get a container or reusable bag for pastries/food

Bringing a metal container or reusable bag are great options if you like to have a pastry with your morning coffee.

 

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3.     Metal straws are a must

If you are an iced coffee drinker, having a metal straw is essential. Easy to clean and great for the planet, metal straws significantly reduce harmful plastic waste.

 

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4.     Ask for no receipt or a printed reciept

Many coffee shops can email receipts, but unless you absolutely need a receipt for your records, ask them to refrain from printing you one!

 

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5.     Bring your own reusable napkin

Most of us are guilty of grabbing way more napkins than we need at cafes, restaurants, etc. Try a reusable hand towel instead!

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