As Australia’s caf­feine ad­dic­tion con­tin­ues to soar, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists warn that dis­pos­able cof­fee cups are fast on their way to be­com­ing a ma­jor pol­lu­tion haz­ard.

Q Magazine - - Environment - Avail­able in a small ($22rrp) and large ($25rrp) size in a range of colours, Uppercup is avail­able na­tion­ally at www.321wa­ter.com and at se­lected cafés around the coun­try.

Ac­cord­ing to the ABC (2016), cof­fee cups are con­sid­ered to be the sec­ond largest cat­e­gory of lit­ter waste after plas­tic water bot­tles. It is es­ti­mated that Australia con­trib­utes over 1 bil­lion dis­pos­able cof­fee cups to land­fill ev­ery year; adding sig­nif­i­cant pres­sure on the en­vi­ron­ment with un­known plas­tics, card­boards and ma­te­ri­als.

In fact, most pa­per-look­ing dis­pos­able cof­fee cups, which are of­ten sourced overseas, have been found to con­tain an in­su­lated thin plas­tic coat­ing that is not biodegrad­able or en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly.

De­signed and man­u­fac­tured in Mel­bourne to com­bat Australia's in­creas­ing land­fill epi­demic, Uppercup's patented de­sign of­fers a smart and stylish so­lu­tion to waste man­age­ment with its strate­gi­cally en­gi­neered and re­cy­clable range of re­us­able cof­fee cups. Made from a new kind of high qual­ity East­man Tri­tian Copolyester plas­tic, Uppercup is BPA and BPS free; and of­fers a durable glass-like frame that is not only odour and stain re­sis­tant, but also dish­washer safe. Barista-friendly and ex­ported around the world by the eco-friendly war­riors at Go Lusty, the con­i­cal bot­tom is en­gi­neered to pro­duce a per­fectly poured bev­er­age ev­ery time by dis­tribut­ing liq­uid ra­tios evenly. The dou­ble in­su­lated walls also en­sures that bev­er­ages stay warmer for longer while fingers stay cool, and can even be writ­ten on for con­ve­nient café or­der­ing.

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