A very lovely and wonderful person gave me an Ecoffee cup (http://ecoff.ee/) for Christmas. Nothing to do with e-mail or e-cigs or e-life... the key is the “eco” in ECOffee!
Isn’t it cute? It’s made of bamboo, apart from the silicon bit in the middle and the lid, and is completely biodegradable... or rather it will be when I’ve finally worn it into holes and the time comes to throw it away! To my mind, my Ecoffee cup is a welcome companion on my quest for eco-info, so you can expect to see pictures of me with it in various places! The idea being, every time I hand it over and ask someone (in a coffee shop, say... or on this Emirates flight) to fill it with a drink for me, that’s one fewer disposable cardboard cup and plastic lid taken off their pile, used for 10 minutes and chucked away. And it’s also one more opportunity to explain this concept to somebody new :) Assuming they don’t need it explained in Japanese, of course.
When the lovely bamboo cup reaches the end of its life, apparently I’ll crush it, then soak it in hot water until it softens, and then put it out with the compostable waste. And hopefully I won’t have to wait too long for a new one!
I’d recommend reading their website to see other funky cup colours and discover what #stopthe100billion is all about :)
So to start with, here's me holding the Ecoffee cup outside Westminster Abbey, followed by the cup taking its first flight (ha ha) , and finally cats sniffing at it in a cat café in Tokyo!
Wherever will it turn up next?