Don’t be a mug- why travel mugs are an ideal promotional gift

Have you had your caffeine fix yet today?! If you’re anything like me, I can’t start the day without my morning coffee. As soon as I get into the office, I stick the kettle on and then get myself set up for the day.

But, I know some of you have pretty long and boring commutes. Did you pick up your morning americano/latte/mocha/cappuccino/salted caramel macchiato with all the sprinkles from the cafe around the corner? I bet you then sipped it on your walk or the train/tube/bus/tram, finished it and then threw it away before you even completed your journey?

In the UK, we throw away 2,500,000,000 (2.5 billion) takeaway coffee cups each year. But, did you also know that fewer than 1/400 are recycled? What an absolute waste! Besides, coffee cups only have a life time of however long it takes you to drink a latte.

You may think that you’ve done the good thing by putting your takeaway coffee cups in the recycling bin. But, actually takeaway coffee cups are not recyclable. Your coffee cups are either incinerated or buried in landfill sites because they have an inner-lining made of plastic (polyethylene) which paper mills struggle to remove. The plastic polyethylene is tightly bonded to the paper making the cups waterproof and therefore able to contain your beverage. The difficulty of recycling coffee cups is also increased by the fact that they are contaminated with drink.

Additionally, even without the plastic lining, the paper component of coffee cups is also harmful to the environment. Many paper cups are made from virgin paper pulp meaning that trees must be felled. 

This is why the government is calling for a 25p ‘latte levy’ and are actually seeking to ban the takeaway coffee cup by 2023. In the meantime, coffee chains like Starbucks and Pret are offering discounts to those customers who bring their own mugs.

But, you can save yourself all the faff, as well as save money with promotional (travel) mugs. Mugs are nearly always kept. They showcase your logo as they also have a relatively large branding area.

Here at Everything Corporate, we have a wide range of travel mugs and mugs available in different sizes, styles and colours. By investing in these ideal promotional gifts, you’ll be able to save more money in the long-run and rest assured that your logo will be on show each and every morning.

Sound good? Contact us on 0208 722 0240 for a quote today.