Cleanliness

To put an end to the ranges of plastic cups thrown on the ground, abandoned in the streets or parks, now is the time for durable goods, which implies a change in consumption patterns. Reusable cups can reduce 80% of the volume of waste during an event.
If we can no longer find on the ground paper towels, glass or aluminium cans, plastic plates and silverware or other trays of chips, then the behavior is changing. Therefore, with fewer disposables, the public will then make greater effort to pick up the garbage and discard it in the garbage disposal cans. This is a positive effect of the implementation of reusable cups.
Places remain clean and pleasant.
With this small gesture, consumers contribute to the preservation of the environment and landscape.

Reusable cups or compostable ones?

Out with disposable plastic tableware, and in with compostable tableware! An awesome alternative! At first glance, the idea is appealing. Yet, compostable does not lead to behavior change. Rather, under the guise of the "compostable" label, the last reticence to throw the glasses on the ground then falls:  "Since it’s compostable let’s throw it!”
However, it will be necessary to take the time to pick up cups at the end of the event, to sort them and try composting them. The result is not conclusive for the time being.
Also, don't we need raw materials to manufacture compostable cups? We will then use the same amount of energy to produce a compostable cup than a reusable one. But after the first use, the compostable cup is no longer useful while the reusable one is only at the beginning of a long journey through the many events for which it will serve.
Compostable dishes in general and the cup in particular do not have an impact on the volume of waste. The perverse effect is that they continue to consume energy in the same way as traditional disposable products.

Washing and recycling:

In order to be machine-washed and meet hygiene standards, the reusable cup needs 6 to 10 centilitres of water.
At end of its life, the reusable cup finds a second life. Melted, it is recycled into beach ashtrays, cup-holders, frost scraper for cars…
 

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