New Year’s Resolution: This is Not a Paper Cup.

Via Alex King
on Jan 13, 2009
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For anyone that knows ele’s editor, Waylon Lewis, the only thing he dislikes more than male interns is those plastic to go cups. In our coffee-to-latte world we often forget that those bleached paper to-go cups are quite a bit of waste and contribute greatly to our carbon footprint, especially if you frequent the cafés.

We can significantly reduce or impact by using a re-usable cup. And if you want a tongue-in-cheek option, check out these terrific cups called “This is Not A Paper Cup.” Made out of porcelain, it looks just like its terrible brother, the paper cup, but it is fitted with a rubber lid and insulated. Even though it’s not quite 16 oz, you’ll find it to be a fun addition to your dishware collection and I am sure every barista will be a bit surprised.

I first saw them at a dapper design studio in San Francisco, but they do have them at Urban Outfitters. I recommend buying them here at Think Geek for $19.99. Cheers!


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8 Responses to “New Year’s Resolution: This is Not a Paper Cup.”

  1. Joana Smith says:

    I love it! My new year’s resolution is to carry a cup, thanks for finding it!

  2. Heather says:

    Even worse than the ubiquitous bleached paper to-go cups are the ubiquitous plastic to-go cup lids, which are not recyclable and will end up in a landfill or floating in the ocean soon after use.

  3. tamara says:

    LOVE IT! We give a 10% discount to those who bring their own mug! Every little bit helps! Coffee Roaster, 661 Hwy 46- your local coffee roaster. 303-582-5171 off Golden Gate Canyon.

  4. Steroids says:

    Seriously happy i found this website, will make sure to take a note of it so i can come to routinely.

  5. What's wrong with male interns?

  6. BunchOfFives says: Keepcup is another great option: reusable, recyclable, barrista standard sizings. Corporate branding also available. (No, I don't work for them, just love the product!)

  7. Achievements are good but I reason – "being" who you change into is healthier however more difficult to review. I reason coming from Poland and living here, that I have become a significantly more appreciative of all aspects – huge, little and inconsequential. I can not take any situation for granted.