International Coffee Day is September 29th, and boy, do we drink our fair share of coffee here in the US! This means the use of throwaway coffee cups (the ones you get at most coffee shops) create an astronomical amount of waste nationwide — and they are not recyclable. That's a shame.
But you can be part of the solution! Invest in a durable reusable thermos or travel mug! Next time you're at your coffee shop ask the barista to pour your drink into your reusable mug. It keeps your drink warmer and you'll be setting a good example for others, while helping to reduce waste.