Cups Away Vending


If you a regular takeaway hot drink kindofaguy or your school/office just loves to use plastic cups at the water vending machine or silly little cardboard cups at the hot drink machine then this quest is for you. It's the single use that we dislike, especially if it comes with a single use plastic lid, stirring stick or cup. Why waste resources on something that you use once? We love this quote "It's pretty amazing that our society has reached a point where the effort necessary to extract oil from the ground, ship it to a refinery, turn it into plastic, shape it appropriately, truck it to a store, buy it, and bring it home is considered to be less effort that what it takes to just wash the spoon when you have done with it" - Plastic Spoon Graphic. It's time to do something about it.

 A square badge with a coffee cup in the center with the words: Cups Away Vending

Use a reusable cup at work/school.

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Animated Infographic on Plastic Cups

Animated Infographic on Plastic Cups

Project Plastic - animated infographic on eco-friendly solutions to plastic pollution!
2 minutes


What if I reuse the plastic cup?

The thing is plastic cups are designed to be thrown away, so the longer you use them for, the more likely they are to start breaking down and releasing chemicals into the liquid. It's not a good idea to drink plastic.

What if I put the plastic cup in the recycling?

Recycling it is more energy intensive than washing your reusable cup. Remember Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - in that order.

Beware of

Mug confusion

If you are taking your own mug and don't want it to get lost, take one that is memorable and unique.

How the points breakdown

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  • Food
  • Pollution and waste
  • Energy
  • Animal rights
  • Human rights
  • Education and culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Water
  • Land and community
  • Finance
  • Building
  • Biodiversity

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