“Saving the earth” might sound like an insurmountable task, but it really comes down to making sensible choices. Sometimes, the things we do each day can have a major effect on the health of the planet in ways we don’t even realize.
For instance, coffee helps many of us jump-start our day and prepare for the never-ending rat race. So many of us enjoy a cup of joe in the morning without giving it a second thought. But depending on how you choose to drink your coffee, you might be causing serious damage to the planet.
Among a variety of informative coffee facts (including the places coffee beans grow and the most unusual coffee blends), this infographic from Printwand, Inc illustrates the various types of coffee cups that people use and the ways in which they might be increasing your environmental footprint. Some, like disposable paper and styrofoam cups, require tons of the earth’s resources to produce and overfill our landfills. On the other hand, reusable glass, porcelain, and metal cups have much less impact on the environment.
Read on to learn more about coffee’s origins, the composition of various coffee blends, and the elements you should take into account when choosing a coffee cup or mug.