With 2.5 billion take-away cups heading for landfill in the UK each year, we desperately need more sustainable solutions. Reusable cups that are easy to carry are just one tactic, which is where this compact 12oz cup from Shole comes in.
Shole was created by two people who were moved, like many of us, by the BBC's documentaries showing the extent of the waste problem in our oceans. They've come up with an attractive, reusable, and gift-boxed cup that looks good enough to carry daily and is designed with practicality in mind.
Each cup is straight sided and powder coated. Made from stainless steel, it's recyclable after its useful life is up. Double wall construction keeps drinks hot for up to 6 hours while ensuring that heat is not transferred to your hands. A spill guard ensures that there's no mess as you carry your coffee around.
With more and more shops removing takeaway cups altogether, it's essential to have a reusable cup that's easy to carry and store. Pop this one into your bag -- you might even get a discount from your local coffee shop as well!
More information: The Shole 12oz cup has a capacity of 370ml. Please don't overfill the cup, as hot liquid might touch the steel lid and burn your mouth. The cup is 11cm high, 9cm in diameter, and weighs 290g. It may not fit in your cup holder, depending on its size at the base, so best to check this if you plan to use it in the car. Each cup comes in a matching card box. Never put steel items in a microwave.
Caring for your Shole cup: Please wash your cup in warm, soapy water before its first use and after each subsequent use. Air-dry upside down and don't use abrasive cleaners or a dishwasher. A small amount of baking soda is a better alternative to scrubbing if the steel is stained, or try removing it gently with a coconut fibre cleaning brush.