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Say Goodbye to Disposable Coffee Cups (+ Giveaway and Flash Sale!)

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Earth Day Countdown: Week 1

There are five weeks leading up to Earth Day, marking the birth of the environmental movement. Each week between now and April 22, we’ll give you powerful facts to share, offer you the chance to win reusable products, and give you discounts to empower you to break wasteful habits.

This week it’s the ubiquitous throwaway coffee cup, not only a symbol of our convenience-comes-first culture that’s harming our planet, but we’re also learning that disposable coffee cups are harming our bodies too.

Facts: The Disposable Coffee Cup

Throwaway coffee cups are an environmental disaster. 48,000 of them are thrown away every minute. Starbucks sends more than 4 billion plastic-lined cups to landfill every year, and Plastic Pollution Coalition is calling on them to make a commitment to stop contributing to our global plastic pollution catastrophe. Read about it here.

Need another reason to bring your own? Toxic styrene—the primary component in your polystyrene takeout coffee cup lid—is carcinogenic to animals, and is a probable human carcinogen. It can migrate from containers into food and drinks when heated—like your coffee or takeout. Read about the 5 Gyres #sneakystyrene campaign and their work to raise awareness about polystyrene.

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Giveaway: Two Insulated Coffee Cups

Head over to our Instagram and enter to win a set of two reusable Insulated Coffee Cups. Good luck!

Flash Sale: 40% off all Reusable Coffee Cups

The good news? You can easily refuse single-use and carry your own. Get 40% off all Insulated Coffee Cups for two days only. Use code EDCOFFEE40 at ukonserve.com. U.S. orders only. Ends March 20, 2018. While supplies last.

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Share the Facts

Download and share the Coffee Cup graphic here.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest to learn, share the facts and raise awareness. Use hashtag #switchtoreusable

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