Did you know 1/2 trillion disposable cups are manufactured
annually around the world?
That's over 70 for every person on the planet!
Less than 10% of them are recyclable
due to the majority of cups being lined with plastic in order to hold liquid!
That means over 90% are going into landfills or being incinerated, both of which have negative impacts for our environment.
Feel like you've been bamboozled?
Join us as we make a pledge to carry around our reusable cups.
Most of us have a few laying around in our kitchen anyway.
Did you know that all local coffee shops are more than willing to fill your reusable cup when you place your order. A few perks even come with it! Some coffee shops offer a discount when you bring your own mug and your coffee will most-likely stay hot for a longer period of time than it would in a paper cup.
When we began our journey at Washington Green Spa we first offered Boxed Water to every client after their session. While we had believed this was better than bottled water, we found it was actually not recyclable due to the lining of the boxes to hold liquid. We then switched to our eco-friendly to-go cups and offered water or hot tea. While the cups we offer are biodegradable & compostable, we are still looking for ways to lessen our carbon foot print even more.
We have phased out all to-go cups as of January 2020.
We still feel that hydration is extremely important and want to make sure you get what you need. We invite you to bring your own re-usable cup for us to fill for you or have a seat in our waiting area and enjoy a cup of tea or water before from our glass cups you leave.
Cheers to reusable cups!
Washington Green Spa & Wellness
1713 Madison Ave. Suite 110
Washington, MO 63090