Fernie Mug Club

Fernie Mug Club helping you:

SAVE MONEY
Reusable cups help cut supply costs for coffee houses. That discount is passed on to consumers, saving everyone money. By sporting your Fernie Mug Club sticker on YOUR reusable mug you get a better discount, most participating shops are offering a 10% discount for members (or more).

REDUCE WASTE
Once a paper cup has been coated with plastic resin, they cannot be recycled. Once in a landfill, the paper decomposes releasing methane (a greenhouse gas with 23 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide). In 2006, it is estimated that paper cups accounted for 252 million pounds of garbage.

BE HEALTHIER
Paper cups made to hold hot liquids are generally made of bleached virgin paper and are coated in plastic (polyethylene), making the perfect environment for chemical leaching by combining the hot acidic fluid with plastic. Leaching plastic is an endocrine disruptor, known to harm reproductive organs.

PROTECT OUR RESOURCES
Manufacturing paper cups is an extremely resource intensive process, the entire process requires a substantial amount of water, energy… and a lot of trees. Paper cup use in 2006 (16 billion cups) accounted for 4 billion gallons of water wasted, 6.5 million trees cut down, and 4,884 billion BTU’s of energy consumed.

“For some reason the same species that landed on the moon, climbed Mount Everest and eradicated polio cannot remember to carry a travel mug” Ruben Anderson, The Tyee

http://thetyee.ca/Views/2008/04/30/Slurp/
http://pebbleinthepond.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/would-you-like-plastic-w...
http://mugproject.ning.com/