Ditch Single-Use, Go Reusable

What college student doesn’t love (or need) coffee? College students will be excited to find out that their next Starbucks coffee could come with a side of sustainability (NPR). Starbucks is in the process of ambitious sustainability goals, including phasing out paper cups in the US and Canada and switching to personal, reusable cups.

“By the end of next year, Starbucks customers in the U.S. and Canada will be able to use a personal, reusable cup for their drinks, the company announced Tuesday. The change will apply to drinks ordered in the café, at the drive-thru and mobile orders” (NPR).

Since sustainability is important to college students, selling reusable options for their morning coffee is important for college stores. Here are some of the benefits of selling reusable options:

Benefits of Reusable:

Get Creative

Reusable bottles, travel mugs, and tumblers give students the opportunity to choose whatever aesthetic they please. Plus, did you know that college students love stickers? Stainless steel bottles allow students to showcase their sticker collections and give display to causes and companies they care about!

Get Refills

Reusable options allow for as many fills and refills as they need. They can also fill up on their go-to beverages of choice and keep cold liquids cold and hot liquids hot!

Get Healthier

Reusable bottles help students avoid the harmful chemicals and effects of plastic bottles. Plus, reusable bottles motivate students to stay hydrated with refills throughout their day.

Get Affordable

For the recommended 64 ounces of water per day, bottled water costs $1,800 a year, which is 26 times more than filtered tap water. Making the one-time investment of buying a reusable bottle is much more affordable for college students.

Get Durable

Reusable bottles are far more durable than plastic bottles. Students need durability so they can count on their bottle to be sturdy under the weight of textbooks and other items in their backpack.

Get Eco-Friendly

One of the main benefits of reusable options is the fact that they’re eco-friendly. There are many environmental benefits of reusable bottles. Some of the key benefits include:

  • They require less oil to produce.
  • They release less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere during production.
  • They are far less likely to end up filling landfills.
  • They protect water and marine life which are harmed by plastic waste.

Do you see the benefit? Make sure you order some reusable options from Takeya to stock up for back-to-school!

Sources:

https://www.npr.org/2022/03/16/1086862986/starbucks-plans-to-phase-out-paper-cups-in-the-u-s-and-canada

https://www.swell.com/8-reusable-water-bottle-benefits-swell

https://www.korwater.com/blogs/the-well/how-reusable-water-bottles-help-the-environment

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