• Be starstruck by KeepCup’s new range (+ chance to win!)

    October 30, 2012 • LIFE

    We’re over the moon that this Aussie company has progressed in leaps and bounds.  Choosing to reuse has never looked so out-of-this-world.  

    Above: From KeepCup’s new Cosmic Sky range, from left to right, 1. Sunlight, 2. Sunrise, 3. Dew, 4. Eventide, 5. Illuminance, 6. Aurora, 7. Dawn, 8. Midnight, 9. Starlight, 10. Twilight.

    Cosmic Sky is the new Keep Cup Colour story for 2013.  Each stunning new colour combination is inspired and named after happenings in the sky and beyond.  Back on Earth, the range was recently launched at a KeepCup Pop Up during the London Design Festival.

    If you’ve not heard of the Australian-small business led reusable coffee cup revolution that is KeepCup (have you been living on Mars?), we’ll get you up to light speed.  Designed and made in Australia, these barista standard reusable cups are made from a BPA free plastic and provide an alternative to disposable cups.  They are also dishwasher safe.

    It is estimated that in as little as 15 uses of a KeepCup, the environmental impact breaks even with disposable cups (including cleaning).  After this, it is good to discover they have been tested to 1000 uses!  So every time you replace a disposable cup by using a KeepCup you are reducing your impact.

    It may seem like a small thing, but it adds up.  It’s worth noting that 500 billion disposable cups are made globally each year (about 75 disposable cups for every person on the planet).  Very little recycled paper goes into making disposable cups because of contamination concerns.  Because most disposable cups are coated with plastic, both composting and recycling of disposable cups is uncommon.

    Speaking of paper and plastic.  Half of the plastic used in the world today is for single use items, and most of the world’s paper supply, in fact about 71%, still comes from diminishing forests, not tree farms or the recycling bin.  Not to mention that 98 tonnes of resources are used to make 1 tonne of paper. All good information to keep in mind when using a KeepCup (compared to a disposable paper cup, including coffee, sees a 36-47% reduction in global warming, 64-85% reduction in water use, and a 91-92% reduction in landfill waste annually).

    View our full Keep Cup range.

    :: WIN ::

    We are giving away 2 x Keep Cups to one lucky blog follower (one for you, one for a gift perhaps?) from the new Cosmic range. 

     To be eligible for the draw you need to:

    (1) Follow our blog (if not already) by clicking on the Follow tab hovering in the bottom right of your screen, then;

     (2) Leave a comment below this post telling us a) which two colours you would like to win, and b) why you think you would love, or why you already do love, reusing a Keep Cup!

    We’ll draw one comment from a follower to win!  Competition ends midnight, Thursday, 15 November 2012.  Australian residents only.

    WINNER ANNOUNCED: Congratulations to Carrie W. Thanks to all for your brilliant entries, we loved reading them all!