Disposable cups have a lifespan of less than 15 minutes – and then they are thrown away. This generates an unimaginable amount of waste every day: according to the German environmental association Deutsche Umwelthilfe, the daily figure in Germany is in the region of 7.6 million cups. That's 320,000 cups every hour. Not only does their production require tens of thousands of metric tons of wood and billions of liters of water, it also often leads to road and environmental pollution. We offer an environmentally friendly, sustainable alternative with our DB reusable cups.
Everyone who uses reusable cups is able to reduce waste and save wood, energy and water in comparison with disposable cups. Furthermore, our reusable coffee cups are 100 percent recyclable. Conventional cardboard and plastic disposable cups, on the other hand, are not usually recycled.
A pilot project for promoting reuse
Now we are offering another opportunity to reuse cups at Nuremberg main station. Here, DB Station&Service is running a pilot project to test Recup's reusable cup deposit system. Customers pay a one-euro deposit to have their coffee in a special plastic cup, which they can return at any location where Recup cups are available. In Germany there are a lot of cafés, bakeries and restaurants where this is the case.