Reusable Replacements: Your Morning Coffee

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If your morning routine wouldn’t be complete without a cup of coffee, you’re certainly not alone. An estimated 58 percent of American adults consumed coffee daily in 2011, according to the National Coffee Association. While drinking coffee can be a fairly low-waste affair if you brew a pot at home, getting that caffeine boost on the go can create loads of paper and plastic waste. Have no fear, java-lover! You don’t have to give up your coffee habit entirely to protect our planet. To show you how easy it can be, Earth911 rounded up five common single-use coffee products – along with some rad (and reusable!) ways to replace them.

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Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.

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