Coffee: 11 cents cheaper. Saving the environment: Priceless (Day 32)…

You knew this post was coming. Well, here it is: I’m over disposable coffee cups like a cheating ex-boyfriend from the ’90s who litters and wears white after Labour Day. Phew, what a diss!

Seriously though, I just got this adorable neon-green “Bow Corridor” Bilt thermos from MEC (like the ones in the photo here but a much cuter colour, and for only $10!).

So I’m ready to not just create less waste, but keep my coffee warmer for longer and get that 11¢ off my tall bold at Starbucks. And Bilt, which happens to be the largest paper company in India, appears to have a green side. As much as I loathe people who casually throw around the word synergy (unless they’re referencing Jem and/or the Misfits), I do like the sound of Bilt’s eco-policy and community development projects, as well as their partnerships with a slew of NGOs. Their website explains it all here.

Because the thermos is too bulky to carry around in my purse, it means I can’t make any spontaneous coffee purchases. But I can always keep it in my car along with my spare tote bags, or I can kick it old school and actually take the time to sit down, in a café, to drink my coffee. I know, it’s a frightening concept — it might even require these scary things called mugs. But I’ll try to be brave.

Photo courtesy of MEC

3 Responses to Coffee: 11 cents cheaper. Saving the environment: Priceless (Day 32)…

  1. Hi there,

    It will need to do some airmiles to get to you but perhaps consider the KeepCup.
    They are easy to carry, replicate standard coffee sizes in a bid to reduce our reliance on disposable cups.

    Low embodied energy, reusable – we think four years – and then recyclable at the end of their life.

    I will send yo a couple to test if you like.

    Hot coffee. Cool planet.

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