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4 reasons to give up plastic cups

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Here are 4 reasons why you'll be the life of the party when you ditch those plastic cups at your next gathering.

4. Limit plastic waste

But aren't plastic cups recyclable?

The short answer is "no". At least not anymore.

The recycling symbol embedded in the bottom of plastic products doesn't always mean as much as you might think.

While the classic red cup used to be recyclable, recycling facilities (most of which are offshore) have relatively recently started to limit the plastics they accept to certain types.

Specifically, they mainly only accept Type 1 and Type 2 - for economic reasons (recycling is an industry, after all).

Plastic cups are actually Type 6 (also known as polystyrene). This is the same type of plastic that makes up styrofoam.

If you've been throwing them in your blue bin, chances are, they've now been screened out by recycling plants and sent to landfill.

... What about decomposable ones?

Nope! If this is news to you, you're certainly not alone (sorry, Toby Keith! You've been duped). These popular plastic cups are in fact non-decomposable, even after 14 years.

So, you're saying that all the cups that have been discarded after college parties and barbecues since plastic was invented are probably still around?

Unfortunately, yes. They are either still (slowly) rotting in the ground, or have been incinerated, releasing toxic gases into the atmosphere for all to enjoy.

stainless steel bottle

3. Better for you

Perhaps you are already aware of the dangers of exposure to Bisphenol A, a harmful chemical often found in plastics.

We've been warned about the risk of chemical exposure from drinking hot liquids from plastic, and now we know never to microwave plastic containers.

Unfortunately, even with these precautions, there are still inherent health risks associated with the regular consumption of plastic products.

Even if your favourite cup is BPA-free, there are dozens of other potentially toxic chemicals that make up the mix of plastics.

The worst offenders are the hydrocarbons styrene and benzene.

These suspected carcinogens and neurotoxins can cause all kinds of damage when absorbed into your tissues and bloodstream.

They can even lead to later effects such as depression, headaches, fatigue, weakness, hearing loss and kidney dysfunction.

2. Cost-effective

Let's get down to business, shall we?

While the price of these bad boys may seem high, you have to consider the return on your investment.

Let's say you pay $4 to $6 for a 12pk plastic cup at your local shop ......

Let's assume you go through at least one pack per party.

You have company coming in, say, twice a month.

This means you spend between $96 and $144 per year on these plastic cups.

At that price point, you could buy yourself at least 12 of our trendy reusable stainless steel cups that you can use all year round ...... And they'll last for many years!" .

1. A higher experience

Why be frivolous and flashy when you can be durable and stylish?

That's right, we said it. If those poor plastic cups are America's favourite, then we really need to rethink our standards.

Be the ultimate party host with our stainless steel reusable cups. They are equipped with insulation technology that will keep your guests' drinks colder (or hotter) for longer. Plus, they're designed to last, no matter how noisy your party is!


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