How Eco Is Your Coffee? | Sustainable Environment
Currently, the world uses up to 16 billion disposable coffee cups each year. Those cups represent 6.5 million trees cut down, 4 billion gallons of water and enough energy to power 54,000 homes for a year. The decision to use a disposable or reusable cup might actually be the most environmentally intense decision of the whole coffee supply chain (Hoag).
Therefore, it is important to generate an ecological conscience in both coffee shops and consumers to reduce the use of disposable cups, which can significantly reduce this important source of plastic pollution in the coming years.