Zero Waste Tip: Iced Coffee & Tea

Zero waste iced coffee & tea

It's that time of year: so hot that a cold beverage full of clinking ice cubes just feels right. If you're as fond of iced coffee and iced tea as we are, don't worry - it's easy to make the switch from plastic cups and straws to a zero waste alternative! A thermos keeps your drink cold for hours, and a metal straw is reusable again and again, unlike the plastic varieties.

How to do it: Simply hand your thermos over to the barista when you order your drink with a smile and a "Can you please put that in my thermos?" Make a note of the size of the thermos - 12 oz. and 16 oz. are the most common - so they know how much to charge you. Then, as you walk away, pop in your own straw! Done.

This month, we're celebrating Plastic Free July by sharing simple ways to say "no" to single-use plastic items on our InstagramFacebook, and Twitter pages. Follow along there, and let us know what simple switches you've made!

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