Use a Refillable Mug

The EPA estimates that nearly 25 billion one use paper and Styrofoam cups are thrown away by Americans for drinks purchased at commercial establishments or drunk in the office.  The sad truth is that nearly every one of these temporary vessels ends up in landfills or clogging our waterways.  It’s a very troubling statistic because polystyrene literally takes hundreds of years to break down, and is made of petroleum, which is nonrenewable.  Scientists have also recently discovered that carcinogenic (cancer causing) compounds leach out of polystyrene, right into your hot drink.