Sunday, May 3

Post from the past: Take the mug pledge

Originally published in Feb but worth another read

Starbucks has made an environmental stewardship that by 2015 100% of their cups will be reusable or recyclable and they are asking their customers to help.

By taking the mug pledge you will save 10 cents on your drink while saving hundreds of coffee cups from being discarded into landfills!

For the past year I have been taking my own travel mug to Starbucks. Here are my mug pledge stats:

  • I average 2 visits a week to Starbucks
  • 2 visits a week X 4 weeks in a month = 8 cups saved per month
  • 8 cups saved a month X 12 months a year = 96 cups saved a year
  • 96 cups, straws, & cup holders I prevented from going into the landfill just by taking my own travel mug.

What a huge impact!

I encourage you to take the Mug Pledge too. We can all make a difference, one small change at a time.

Hint: I have 2 travel mugs this way I always have one in my car while the other one is being washed.


Just Me said...

I always have my own mug, or I should say try to. Last time I went I had forgotten my mug on the table. Needless to say I was very upset so instead of drive thru I walked in bought another mug and had that filled. So now I hope I will always have one with me.

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

That is great! They also make great gifts.

Lisa Sharp said...

I have one that you make your own insert for and mine has a picture of my dog in it. :)

I use it all the time at Starbucks but also at Coldstone. They will make a Like It size shake for me in it. :)

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

What a cute idea Lisa! Especially for a mother’s day gift; you really can’t go wrong with a reusable mug with cute pics of your kids on it. Throw in a GC for Starbucks or Cold Stone and you are sure to have a hit! Thanks for the idea. You should post a picture of your cute mug.