180 billion disposable cups are used by Americans each year. Single-use disposables – like paper and plastic cups, take-out containers, straws, stir-sticks, and paper sleeves – have a major impact on our environment. In the US:
67% of street litter is food and beverage packaging.
We throw away $11.5 billion worth of recyclables every year.
Packaging waste, mostly plastic, makes up 30% of household trash.
Unpackage your life: Bring your own cup, bring your own bag, reduce waste.