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mugshare | Vancouver | UBC

A BETTER WAY TO COFFEE

mugshare is an easy-to-use alternative to disposable, single-use coffee cups. It works on a circular sharing model, where mugs can be used time and time again by different people. 

So why mugs?

In the city of Vancouver, 2.6 million single-use cups are thrown out each week. These cups end up in the landfill, in the streets, and even in our oceans, making up 22% of all litter. Single-use items like this cost the city $2.5 million of taxpayer's money annually to collect. They're also full of chemicals like BPAs, phthalates, and PFOAs, which can be harmful to both the environment and our health.

 

All of this sounds pretty bad, right? But here's the crazy thing: we already have a solution, and it's been around for years! Introducing: the reusable mug.

 

The truth is, we've gotten used to the convenience of disposable cups. They don't need to be cleaned, or carried around, or remembered (especially if they have to be remembered before your morning coffee). 

 

mugshare was born out of a drive to reduce single-use cups, for the sake of our environment, health, and economy. By providing reusable mugs and breaking down the barriers associated with them, we create a simple, easy-to-use system that makes reusable the new normal.

 

*Stats from the City of Vancouver's Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy. It's a great read!

135

MILLION

CUPS

are thrown out

every year.