Bring your own cup for coffee for one week

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Length: 7 days.
Associated with: Conservation and Efficiency
This challenge will be especially easy for people who work in an office and go to get coffee each day. We just need to keep a normal or travel mug at our desk and take it with us.

Sure, we need to rinse out the mug periodically, but doesn't that make more sense than cutting down trees, shipping them, breaking them down into paper, manufacturing a cup, and shipping that to a store?

Most coffee shops reduce the price by around $0.10 each time you bring your own mug.

The estimate of CO2 savings is fairly small but based on shipping, manufacture, and removal of trees.


The estimated impact each time this challenge is completed: 5 kg / 11 lbs CO2 reduced and saving up to $1!
All completions of this challenge have reduced approximately 8.06 tons CO2 and saved up to $1611!

Administrative Details

Current members: 402
Created: 2007-11-16 20:10:17
Administrators: NeilT
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