Every disposable coffee cup used for on average 5 minutes ends up in landfill, taking over 500 years to decompose. In essence, every disposable coffee cup ever used still exists today. Furthermore, only 55% of single use plastic bottles in South Africa are recycled, the rest end up in landfills, or worse, in our waterways. Some experts predict that by 2050 there will be more plastics in our oceans than fish. The impact of single use plastic in all states of decomposition is devastating on our marine life – an issue that our generation has to take responsibility for.
Australian brand frank green recognised this problem and set out to create a product range that people would want to use instead of single use, disposable products every day, all day. frank green wanted to create a range that was aesthetically inspiring and that surpassed the functionality of reusable cups and bottles already available, but that no one was using often enough. Following 4 years of meticulous design and trials, the frank green reusable cup and bottle were launched. Designed with greater insulation, and more premium, durable materials that do not retain stains or odours or warp under heated conditions. The multi-award winning frank green cup also has a patented push-button, spill-free lid which means no more spills on your clothes or in your bag. What’s more, all of the frank green products are completely recyclable at the end of their very long lives.
"Our goal has always been to motivate people to avoid single use, disposable products. It is our belief that recycling should be a last resort, and that the prevention of usage is more important than the cure with regards to single-use wastage. That's why it’s been integral to the design of our products that, firstly, people want to carry them with them every day and, secondly, that they work so well people can carry them everywhere they go – so there's no need to use disposable products anymore," says Benjamin Young, founder and CEO of frank green.
While the ultimate goal is to be entirely green in every way, the frank green range of products is the first step towards a greener lifestyle – starting with your coffee in the morning.
All BODYTEC studios will be stocking the frank green from mid-October onwards. Each cup or bottle features:
Email your Name, Address and Telephone Number to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: "frank green") and your answer to the following question: What are three of the features of the SmartCup or SmartBottle?
The competition closes on 31 October 12pm. The winner will be contacted via email and announced on social media. *T&C’s apply.
To view and shop the frank green range, visit www.frankgreen.com/au