Paper Cups


Updated on November 27, 2018



Make sure it's empty. Coffee cups go in the green cart, but the paper sleeve can be recycled (blue cart). The plastic top cannot be recycled: it is too small and not an easily recyclable type of plastic.


Bring a reusable mug or canteen instead. Many coffee shops will give you a discount if you use your own cup.


500 billion disposable cups are produced every year. If you were to save a cup a day for 40 years you would save 24 trees.

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