Did you know that the paper cup used for your on-the-go coffee is probably not compostable? The thin plastic coating that keeps most cups from turning to mush makes them non-compostable.* And your morning coffee’s paper cup is recyclable only if you have first rinsed it clean of all coffee and milk. But even if cups are composted or recycled, it still requires enormous amounts of energy and resources to manufacture and ship them.
We want to keep hundreds of thousands of paper cups out of the landfill and we hope you will participate with us in this effort. Sustainable Ballard now has a reusable coffee mug, available for a suggested donation of $20, with a bonus — discounts at local coffee shops!
You can be one of the first to own this good-looking, reusable mug — visit us at the Information Booth @ the FESTIVAL!
These Ballard shops will provide a discount if you bring in a Sustainable Ballard 12-ounce reusable mug:
Jibe Espresso Bar = $.25 off all drip coffees and Americanos, plus a free cookie
Cupcake Royale / Verite Coffee = 10% off your coffee order through March of 2015
Morsel Ballard = 10% off espresso drinks / half off fresh brewed coffee through October 31 PLUS during the Festival, a free Fixen with every biscuit purchase (Ballard location only)
Anchored Ship = tba
These Ballard shops provide a discount on your coffee if you bring in any reusable mug:
Equal Exchange Espresso @ Ballard Market = $.25
Toast Ballard = $.20
Ballard Coffee Works = $.10
Java Jahn = $.25
Caffe Fiore = $.10
Grumpy D’s = $.10
Fresh Flours = $.15
Starbucks = $.10
Join the Reusable Cup Campaign! Get your mug at the Sustainable Ballard Festival on September 28th, then visit one of these Ballard coffee shops and keep that paper out of the landfill!
*Some paper cups are commercially compostable. For example, the hot and cold cups used by Equal Exchange Espresso Bar @ Ballard Market are compostable because they have a plastic lining of PLA (polylactic acid, derived from renewable resources), whereas most cups are lined with polyethylene, a non-compostable plastic.