This year I’ve had the pleasure of travelling a lot – and one of the best things I’ve learned over my travels is what to pack. A reusable coffee cup is always top of my list – it saves on creating waste, keeps me topped up with caffeine, and also makes me look like an eco warrior too!
At Latitude Festival this year, I took my trusty Reusaboo Bamboo Cup with me. It was the first time I’d tried out a bamboo coffee cup, and I’m pleased to say it was worth the switch!
Why choose a bamboo travel mug?
Did you know, at least 2.5 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away in the UK every year, and only 1 in 400 are recycled? Plus, over 500,000 cups are littered every day.
These are just a few reasons why we need to all be switching to reusable cups – they save on waste, and they actually make drinking coffee to go more enjoyable.
As for bamboo reusable cups – there’s a lot of different types of reusable cups on the market now, so choosing the right one is quite important. My reusable cup goes with me wherever I go – cycling around London, in my rucksack, and of course, when I’m travelling. I want something that’s sturdy, light, and feels nice to drink out of.
After switching to a Reusaboo mug, I’ve found there are many benefits for choosing bamboo over plastic. The main reasons to choose a bamboo travel cup over other alternatives include:
1. They’re made from an eco-friendly material
Bamboo is a natural resource, meaning it is grown, rather than made from oil. It’s also naturally anti-bacterial, and the bamboo fibres are biodegradable when your reusable cup can no longer be used.
2. They have a better taste than plastic
Bamboo coffee cups and their lids don’t affect the taste of your drink, where a plastic cup may do so. Plus it’s BPA-free and phthalate-free, meaning it’s super safe to drink out of.
3. The Reusaboo bamboo cup is watertight
The design of the Reusaboo bamboo cup makes for the best experience possible – it has a very sturdy, screw lid and rubber stopper, preventing any leaks or spillages.
4. Bamboo cups are heat resistant
While an insulated coffee cup may provide the best heat resistance, they can be clumsy and heavy. This cup is a good in-between, providing a thicker layer between the drink and your hand, as well as a thick silicone sleeve to protect you further.
5. They’re dishwasher-safe
If you’re looking for a dishwasher-safe coffee cup, look no further. This bamboo cup can be easily put in the dishwasher and safely washed – making it way less hassle than may other alternatives. (Just make sure to avoid putting it in the microwave, as it isn’t microwave-safe).
6. They’re biodegradable and recyclable
While a reusable coffee cup is designed to last, there comes a time when you may have to let it go. After years of use, you may have to throw your cup away – and that’s ok, because bamboo cups are biodegradable and recyclable.
I always think a truly sustainable design is one that considers the reuse, recycling, and rotting of a product, and this one ticks all the boxes for me.
What’s the lifespan of a reusable bamboo cup?
According to The Big Issue, the average lifespan for a single-use cup is 13 minutes. The average lifespan for a reusable bamboo cup is years.
It’s why Reusaboo offers a 12 Month Warranty on all its bamboo coffee cups, enabling you to enjoy hundreds of cups of coffee without worrying about breakages or any other issues.
I really enjoyed taking my cup to Latitude Festival, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy many more cups of coffee over the coming months and years too!
This post is sponsored by Reusaboo. I was gifted my Reusaboo cup for this review. All words and opinions expressed remain my own.