According to a study, more than half of adults consume coffee daily. People use coffee cups daily, and many of them drink more than one coffee a day.
Coffee cup or disposable cup? It is precisely here where the arguments in favour of one and another format open an intense debate in which it is not easy to settle unanimously for an option.
In some establishments, coffee is served in disposable cups. Even when these are made with paper and degradable materials, they represent a significant environmental impact.
- They are hygienic and safe for people’s health.
- They are cheap and easy to use.
- They can be recycled to make pots, school supplies, benches, cup holders, pens (methods are being researched in order to recycle in plastic cups again)
- In addition to being a source of energy recovery and its use can help to effectively deal with some of the growing contemporary problems, such as: energy independence and climate change.
Benefits in the workplace
- There is no need to wash plastic cups.
- Convenience and no need to use treated drinking water or chemical detergents in the cleaning process. In addition, the costs are reduced since there is no need to consume extra energy by running a dishwasher to clean and dry the glasses or cups.
- Avoid creating conflicting situations at work since there is no need to empty or load dishwashers, nor are discussions created by who was the last to dry the dishes.
- There are no dirty cups in the office, so no one takes that kind of responsibility.
The worker does not have to store or personalise cup
- There is no need for much space to store and store cups
- The worker does not have to worry about someone in the office borrowing their favourite cup or do not have to bother to bring it home.
- The plastic cups follow the laws that apply to the materials in contact with food, they are made of PS (polystyrene) and not polycarbonate, and therefore have nothing to do with the debate on the use of BPA (bisphenol TO).
- They do not contain natural latex, or rubber so they can be used by anyone, even those allergic to latex.
- Plastic cups are versatile and can be used in catering, birthday parties or outdoor activities.
- They are also very comfortable when traveling. They are available on demand and clean. There is no need to travel carrying heavy jars: disposable coffee cups are easier to use and dispose of, unlike their porcelain counterparts.
The use of disposable coffee cups is becoming more widespread every day. It is understandable, every time people go faster on all sides and if they can do two things at the same time, it is better.
People do not have to stop for a coffee if they do not want to, but they have to stop and think about the consequences.
Coffee consumers never wondered what the espresso cups are made of, how they are made, where they end up after being used (beyond the trash can), how many glasses are used per day, per month and per month, year; among other things.
The truth is that the consumption of espresso coffee has increased and it has become a habit in many people, but it is not thought that a glass of espresso coffee can be a problem for the environment.