Consider a reusable mug.
Consider the small coffee you order on your morning commute. Coffee in a paper cup with a lid and a sleeve.
Now consider the long line you wait in to get that coffee. And how many people get the exact same thing you did. Now spread that out all morning, between commuting, mid-afternoon perk-ups, and those get-me-through-the-night coffee breaks.
Over 1,000,000 Tim Hortons cups end up in landfills each day in Toronto alone. Canadians drink around 40,000,000 cups of coffee per day!
These cups have a lining that prevents them from being able to be recycled. Thus, every paper cup that is manufactured and coated with plastic resin ends up in a landfill. Paper cups accounted for an estimated 252 million pounds of garbage in 2006.
Now is that cup of coffee really so harmless?
The bigger question is what's an extra 10 minutes in the morning? Slow down, and ask for your coffee "For Here". Or, if you have to be on the run, consider a reusable mug.
Drawings were done in Adobe Illustrator, animation done in Adobe After Effects, and voice recording and music were done in Garage Band.