CupsCo is a Berkeley company that makes retainable, high-quality stainless steel cups (and is co-founded by my friend Jon). Their mission is to minimize waste created by single-use cups often used at parties, festivals and backyard BBQs. They challenged me to not use any single-use cups for an entire week. Here’s my journal of how it went…
Sunday: Spent most of the day blogging. And eating peanut butter mochi from San Jose Japantown (amazing). My cup made for pretty sleek company.
Monday: Brought my cup into work and people definitely took notice. Drinking out of a real cup felt nice since I’m so used to using paper ones.
Tuesday: While getting my lunch in the kitchen, I almost grabbed a paper cup for water out of habit. Luckily, I caught myself just in time.
Wednesday: I got a standing desk! It has an elevated writing surface so I can keep my water cup, fruit bowl and notebook close.
Thursday: I love filling my cup at the water cooler. When I see people there before me, I’ll say, “Way to stay hydrated” and give an encouraging nod. The reactions I get are so funny.
Friday: What a hot day! I worked from home in a sleeveless dress. My koozie conveniently matched 🙂
Using only retainable cups for a week was way do-able. I didn’t even miss the paper ones! It also gave me a sense of accomplishment realizing how many single-use cups I wasn’t putting in the trash every day.
What do you normally drink out of during the week? Would this be a hard challenge for you or an easy one?
p.s. check out their stainless beer pong sets—what a bro gift!