Eco-friendly adaptations: Small steps to a better future
The current environmental conditions have forced humankind to find alternatives for non-renewable and limited resources. For example, things that are used daily that create an inadequacy for future generations or an uplift of harsh climatic situations due to global warming are slowly being replaced with more eco-friendly options. Some are invented for this very cause, or some are just recycled or reduced on consumption levels. Shifting from a diesel/petrol-using car to an electric car, reducing paper usage by replacing bills with online copies, and the smallest yet very significant shift is from disposable plastic cups to eco-friendly reusable coffee cups in the UK, which are extensively made from organic waste.
A craving for a hot beverage is something that everyone finds themselves having at some point of the day, irrespective of the time of the day, just when one wants to refresh or focus on something they have to do.
Although, in the current age, people find themselves constantly in a vicious cycle of being busy and not finding enough time for what they love, as simple as spending time to enjoy their favourite food or beverages. This was when people started using and getting adapted to using disposable cups that they could carry on their way, resulting in a wastage of over 2.5 million disposable cups in the environment. They affect the ecosystem and, in the long run, add up to affecting a person’s health because of the minute chemical reactions that happen when hot beverages come in contact with use and throw plastic containers. The chemical substances that are made to produce these disposable plastic cups (plastic in itself being quite harmful when in contact with food in general) induce themselves into the beverage, some very dangerous that they are even considered carcinogenic, obviously ruining one’s health in the longer picture when used continuously. The sad part is that these cups for the single usage and lack of maintenance that other utensils require are used nowadays even in houses as a fellow utensil to drink their averages from. Unfortunately, the producers and consumers are very much aware of the hazards it brings to the environment and people.
People can justify their usage due to the lack of a substitute, especially for take away beverages, not anymore. Designer eco-friendly cups have paved the way to a greener and cleaner environment in addition to being super handy and cute. These reusable eco-friendly cups are made from coffee husks which are otherwise regarded as garbage after the production of coffee beans. It is devoid of toxins and also is dishwasher friendly.
Being dishwasher friendly might raise how eco-friendly reusable coffee cups are different from regular ceramic coffee cups.
- A ceramic or any regular breakable cup needs to be handled with a lot of care and needs to be maintained to avoid cracks and breaks, leading to an entire waste of that product. The cups made from husk are not only eco friendly even if they go to waste but come with the option of replacing them in certain cafes in the area for a regular go-to cup of coffee.
- A ceramic cup is often a fancy arrangement in which the beverage needs to be consumed as soon as possible or loses its ideal consuming temperature. In comparison, a reusable husk cup keeps the beverage at its original temperature for a more extended period.
- Ceramic is often immobile for its fragility, whereas these are designed to comfort the takeaway culture.
A slight adaptation towards a healthier and eco-friendly resort could go a long way towards a better environment for the future. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.