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Due to the nature of my work I often get the chance to try out lots of different sustainable products from a variety of different companies all trying to make a difference. In the last 5 years the amount of new sustainable companies that have appeared is quite staggering. Hence, why I seem to spend the majority of my life responding to emails.
Joking aside though, I love seeing that companies are finally waking up and changing their business for the better.
Recently I’ve been introduce to *WAKEcup and I thought I’d tell you a little bit about them and their business.
Who Are WAKEcup?
‘The stylish alternative to single-use cups, bottles, bags and straws’
Run by two friends, Buffie and Nick, WAKEcup was born after a get together they had where they were putting the world to rights. They got onto the subject of David Attenborough’s series Blue Planet II and decided that they both wanted to do something about the serious overuse problem of single-use plastics.
“We believe small changes to our daily routine when multiplied across the globe can make a huge difference to our shared Oceans.”
This really resonated with me as it’s something that a talk about a lot on my website!
What Do They Sell?
WAKEcup sell a range of different sustainable products including…
- Reusable water bottles
- Reusable coffee cups
- Glass tea infusers
- Bamboo straws
- Zero Waste Kits and more
Examples of Some of Their Products
WAKEcup 600ml Pure Copper Water Bottle
Not only do these particular water bottles look great but they also have some additional health benefits. Apparently drinking water from a copper can help with reducing inflammation, improving digestion and helping to boost your immune system. Copper can also remove bacteria from drinking water because of it’s antimicrobial properties.
The bottles have an airtight seal (with a silicone band so no plastic) making them leak proof. The bottle is also really light so perfect for packing in your bag and using on the go.
I have this water bottle myself and I’m really happy with it. I was concerned that the copper would make my water taste weird but actually it makes it taste really fresh and lovely.
WAKEcup Reusable Bamboo Straws
It’s no secret that plastic straws are a huge problem. 8.5 billion straws are used in the UK each year! That video with the sea turtle with a straw stuck in his nose still haunts me to this day!
Luckily there are lots of sustainable alternatives out there including these bamboo straws.These sustainable sourced bamboo straws are reusable, recyclable and compostable. They are also really easy to clean you can just rinse them under the tap or get a reusable straw cleaner.
I have these bamboo straws at home and the kiddies love them!
WAKEcup Reusable Bamboo Coffee Cup
Each year we consume enough disposable coffee cups to fill The Royal Albert Hall 1000 times over. That’s 100 billion single-use coffee cups that end up in landfill.
This reusable bamboo coffee cup is one of WAKEcup’s best seller both online and in store at Selfridges. It keeps drinks hot for an hour and cold drinks cold for much longer. It’s made from organic bamboo and they recommend washing it by hand to prolong the life of the cup.
These are just some of the examples of the products they sell they have a lot more. Take a look at their website for more information.
Why I Think You Might Like WAKEcup
A lot of sustainable products can be quite expensive but I think the WAKEcup prices are really reasonable.
As an example the reusable Bamboo coffee cups are £12 and the reusable water bottles start from £18, which I feel are great prices compared to some other brands. I know some reusable water bottles that cost £40 or more!
Wherever possible WAKEcup products are made from sustainable, recyclable materials including farmed bamboo, stainless steel and glass.
Personally, I have one of their pure copper water bottles, bamboo straws and one of their Fair trade tote bags. All of which I’m very happy with.
10% Of Profits Go To Charity
10% of the profits go directly to WAKEcup’s chosen charity – The Marine Conservation Society. In addition to selling a great range of reusable lifestyle products WAKEcup also regularly take part in beach cleans and actively promote initiatives like their *1 Day No Single-Use Plastic Challenge.
They use plastic-free packaging, recycled cardboard and paper tape to send their products to you.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the WAKEcup products. Let me know in the comments below.
A Side Note On Purchasing New Products
Although I promote sustainable products on my website please only buy new items if you really need them! The most sustainable way to live is to use up what you already have and when they are no longer useful then look into replacing them with sustainable alternatives.
If you already have a plastic water bottle then use it until it dies. If you have a cupboard full of plastic Tupperware that’s still in good condition then use it instead of replacing it. The only caveat to this rule for me is if the product you are using is harming the environment when you use it.
Like for example, if you’re plastic toilet brush is losing some of the plastic bristles when you scrub your toilet. That is releasing micro-plastics into our water systems which is not good. The same can be said for plastic dish cloths and scrubbers. In those cases I would definitely say replace them with sustainable alternatives as soon as you can and if you have the opportunity.
About Gina Caro
Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life. Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog.
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