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Go Green: Six Reasons to Use a Reusable Cup

Save a Tree

If you replace your disposable coffee cup with a reusable one every day for one year, you will save a tree and prevent 16 pounds of solid waste.

Save Sea Life

Reduce plastic waste: If you’re an iced coffee drinker, you can switch to a reusable cup and help reduce plastic pollution. If we don’t change, by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans, by weight.

Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean. Make a change to help fish and seabirds.

Save Money

Starbucks gives you ten cents off your order every time you bring your own cup. You can get reusable cups at Starbucks, Dunkin', and the university bookstore.

Skipping your morning iced coffee for just five days gives you enough money to buy your own Salem State tumbler!

Influence Your Friends

Be the trendsetter in your group by encourage your friends to follow your lead and reduce unnecessary waste. The more people you can influence, the stronger the impact. Be the change you want to see — every time you drink your morning coffee!

Be a Free Agent

You don’t have to promote a corporation every time you drink your coffee. Do you really want to walk around carrying the logo of a company whose policies you may not agree with?

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Your actions can help make a difference in addressing climate change. To learn more about the effects of climate change, come to some of Salem State's Earth Days Week events or take a class such as “Global Climate Change” or “Saving the World.”

Tara Gallagher
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