In the recent decade, plastic has become a staple of convenience and a modern lifestyle. The surge in plastic bottle use and disposable cups have grown to an unbelievable scale and it’s unsustainable for us to continue. A staggering 91% of plastic goes unrecycled and more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans each year. If plastic production isn’t curbed, plastic pollution will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050.
As consumers, our consumption of single-use plastics and disposables is harmful to the environment and life on the planet. But we can change our buying habits by investing in reusable drinkware that will last a lifetime.
So why should you make the switch?
Protecting our environment is the biggest reason you should give up on disposable cups and plastic bottles. A report found that 1 million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and this number is set to increase by another 20% by 2021 if we don’t act. By using reusable bottles and mugs, we can prevent waste from entering our oceans and damaging more lives.
Disposable coffee cups and plastic water bottles are thrown away after each use because they are not designed to last any longer than that. But reusable drinkware is different. Often made from stainless steel or glass, these bottles and mugs can hold any beverage, hot or cold, and last you a lifetime.
Not only will using reusable drinkware save the environment, it will also save you money. Major coffee chains like Starbucks offer a discount when you bring your own cup. By having your own reusable cup, you’re also more likely to fill it up at home, saving you some extra pennies.
Do you take your drinks on the go? Then you’ll know the struggle of sipping a lukewarm coffee on a cold day or not having ice cold water on a hot summer day. With a range of stainless steel vacuum insulated reusable cups and bottles on the market, this is a problem of the past.
The disposable coffee cup might seem like the fashion accessory of the 21st century, but with so many well-designed reusable cups out there, you are guaranteed to find one that fits your style. Not only that, using a reusable drinkware tells the world that you care about the environment, but you’re not compromising on style either.
Changing habits takes time, but it’s worth it. No matter how small, it’s important to take every opportunity we have to reduce our harm on the environment.
Ready to cut down on your plastic use and start drinking from a reusable drinkware?
If you’re looking for eco-friendly alternatives to disposable and plastic drinkware, NAYAD is the one for you. NAYAD double-layer stainless steel vacuum insulated tumblers, mugs, and bottles are available in a variety of colors and are built to keep your drinks hot for up to 10 hours and cold for up to 20 hours.