Did you know that your takeaway coffee cup actually has a plastic lining? Whether it’s a ‘Biocup’ or a regular convenient cup, that plastic lining means that the cup is not recyclable, and won’t ever biodegrade.
Australians love their coffee, and who doesn’t? but we use about a billion coffee cups a year (that’s almost 3 million a day). And that’s nothing compared to the USA, who annually throw away over 25 billion! All these cups (not to mention the lids) are used for approximately ten minutes.Then they last forever.
Want some chemicals in your chai or coffee? Bisphenol A (BPA) for example is a plastic additive often used in coffee cup linings, lids, and other food packaging. It has been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, abnormal penile development, neurobehavioral problems (e.g. ADHD), obesity, diabetes, and can be harmful even at low doses.