Reader Fiona writes in with a very practical question. She says, I LOVE iced coffee and make big overnight batches at least once a week. I would love to be able to tote it around in a disposable plastic cup with a lid, similar to what Starbucks uses, but I can't find them anywhere.
I know it's not terribly environmentally friendly, but lifestyle wise, it's what's best for me right now. Do you know where I might be able to buy some? Thx in advance!
Fiona, we can definitely sympathize with the tension between convenience and what seems most "green." A reusable cup would probably be best, but if a disposable really works better for you, then try a compostable corn cup!
We found these compostable corn cups at Branch Home. A 50-pack of 12-ounce cups is $8.
The lids are a little harder to find; they usually are sold in much larger quantities. You can get a sleeve of $100 for less than $10, though.
• Buy flat corn lids at Biodegradable Store, $6.50 for 100
You can even buy the dome-shaped lids for milkshakes and smoothies!
• Buy domed corn lids at Biodegradable Store, $8.75 for 100
We also suggest using a reusable metal bendy straw! Any other suggestions for Fiona?
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