Unfortunately, it’s looking like our modern society no longer affords us the pleasure of drinking a hot cup of coffee in our own homes these days. Not that the “To-Go-Cup” for coffee is anything new, but drive up windows at Starbucks and other joints where you get your java to go are a scary sign of the times. This means more and more disposable coffee cups getting picked up and then tossed away. An evil cousin of the plastic water bottle? Ugh! More waste in the landfills, cluttering up the highways, etc.
Not to fret, my caffeine addicted friends! There is hope! Looks like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and International Paper have decided to develop a new disposable coffee cup that uses renewable resources and has less of an environmental impact. The secret of the Ecotainerâ„¢ cup is that it uses a lining made from corn instead of petrochemicals. After use, the Ecotainerâ„¢ cup will break down into water, carbon dioxide and organic matter, making it suitable for your compost pile. Also, itâ€™s appropriate for a variety of hot beverages, not just coffee!
Here’s some websites to check out with more information: