The Last Plastic Straw: Berkeley, California, Adopts 25-cent Charge for Disposable Cups

In late January, the Berkeley City Council passed a new ordinance that’s become known as one of the most ambitious municipal environmental regulations enacted so far in the country. Learn more about the Disposable-Free…
by Robin Roenker | February 19, 2019

The Last Plastic Straw: Success with Stainless

Helping to eliminate waste with reusable stainless-steel straws
by Robin Roenker | November 26, 2018

The Last Plastic Straw: Backlot Coffee

Backlot Coffee switched from plastic straws to paper and stainless steel straws, and created a slew of new sustainable packaging merchandising opportunities.
by Robin Roenker | August 28, 2018

United Kingdom Bans Plastic Straws

As of April 2020, plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds (Q-tips) will officially be banned in the United Kingdom.
by Fresh Cup Staff | June 5, 2019

California Takes Statewide Stance Against Plastic Straws

Environmentalists are one step closer to banning plastic straws as California state legislators officially sign a partial straw ban into law.
by Fresh Cup Staff | September 26, 2018

Plastic Ban Benefits Guatemalan Communities

Here in the U.S., straw bans seem revolutionary, daring restaurants and cafés to refrain from handing out hundreds of single-use plastic straws every day. However, Portland and Seattle can’t hold a candle compared to…
by Fresh Cup Staff | January 9, 2019

<EM>Fresh Cup </EM> Earns Four TABBIE Awards

Fresh Cup earns four 2020 TABBIE awards
by Fresh Cup Staff | August 25, 2020

Can Your Café Go Zero Waste?

Coffee shops hand out an estimated 250 billion paper cups every year, which go straight to landfills. Even the cups that say they’re recyclable on the packaging are misleading, because the infrastructure to recycle…
by Jordan Johnson | July 24, 2019

Beyond “Wish-Cycling”: Kin Coffee Aims for a Zero-Waste Future

Kin Coffee in Kent, UK, is tackling sustainability one problem at a time, determined to find viable and innovative solutions and unafraid to reassess along the way.
by Virginia Williams | November 4, 2022

Takeaway Without the Trash: On Reusable To-Go Options

From mason jar meals to mug lending, a surge of new takeaway programs proves zero-waste to-go options are possible.
by Robin Roenker | July 5, 2022