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23 beautiful reusable coffee cups to help you be more stylishly environmentally friendly

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Megan Murray
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Do your bit for the planet and check out our edit of the best reusable coffee cups on the market.  

You don’t have to be the most sustainability-savvy person to know that the nation’s coffee habit is having a detrimental effect on the planet. 

In the UK alone, we use seven million disposable coffee cups every day, which amounts to almost a staggering three billion a year. As coffee cups are largely made of paper, many consumers assume they can be recycled. In reality, however, the number of then that can actually be re-cycled is shockingly low.

To ensure a disposal coffee cup is waterproof and can effectively cradle the precious liquid inside, it is lined with a tightly fused plastic material and topped with a plastic cap, neither of which can be recycled, making it a lot harder to responsibly throw it away than you would think.  

In fact, a report by the Environmental Audit Committee revealed that only one in 400 cups can be recycled – which is less than 0.25%.

It’s time to go reusable 

We need to take responsibility for our own coffee consumption and do our bit to reduce our carbon footprints. Buying a reusable coffee cup and asking a barista to fill ‘er up is a small change to our morning routine but makes an important impact on the planet.

We’ve selected a range of the most beautiful, chic and design-led reusable coffee cups out there to help inspire you to make the jump and get one for yourself.

So take a look and make a purchase, and just think how smug you’ll feel taking your shiny, new reusable cup into your local coffee shop come Monday morning. 

Images: Courtesy of brands 

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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