"Disposable" does not necessarily mean biodegradable or compostable. When you throw a disposable cup away, where is "away"?
In Aotearoa we guzzle our way through 295 million cups of takeaway coffee a year. Most can't be recycled and end up in landfill. Read full article.
A "disposable" takeaway cup is made out of paper and often lined or coated with plastic or wax to prevent liquid from leaking out or soaking through the paper.
Save a tree! Take a reusable travel cup whenever you're going out for a cuppa.
Encourage your favourite cafés to have a mug library and to look out for a reusable cup scheme to be introduced in Whanganui soon.