You may be shocked an appalled to realize that your innocent disposable paper cup filled with your favorite takeaway coffee is not going to see a brighter future once it leaves your hot, caffeinated hands.
No, the lifeline of the disposable paper cup is a lot more sinister then that Comrade.
That cup will go DIRECTLY to LANDFILL to join billions it’s of crumpled, hopeless friends to spend eternity encased in plastic coatings that prohibit any form of biodegradation or decomposition. Together, in a vengeful spite towards this convenience driven society – whom have so easily thrown them away and long forgotten their plight – will proceed to emit methane gasses into the atmosphere that have the global warming potential 21 times that of carbon dioxide. Although we cannot see their torment we can acutely feel the realities of global warming setting in on our planet – we all know this, yet we choose to burry our faces easily in more and more disposable cups.
But Comrade, lets not blame the cup, for they are only a product of consumer demands and negligence. Plastic pollution is a global problem that humans alone, have caused, and will only continue if we do not spread the message and end the madness. You, Comrade are the solution!! Together, we can end this sad cycle of hopeless waste and stop disposable cups from defiling our planet.
Over the next few weeks we will be critically reflecting on the effects the ‘Paper Cup Problem’ are reeking on our environment and the solutions available to lowering your cup consumption. We will be exploring the cups themselves, coffee culture, deforestation, ocean pollution, plastics pollution, Co2 emissions and the effects of landfills, and how they are all contributed to, and caused by, disposable paper cups.
Small, conscious actions will make a difference however, Comrade. Choose to always reuse, refuse disposable cups and carry your own cup. We all know that without consumer demands, the supply chain dries up.
Lets nurture a culture of reuse Comrade, and together we can spread this increasingly important message to:
End the Cup Madness