Plastic bags. Plastic cups. And disposable cups. Together, let’s start a movement to eliminate waste once and for all.Sign petition
That’s how much each Québecer generates waste by using disposable cups.
That’s how much is wasted in the province of Québec alone. That represents 3.3 times around the Earth and 250 cups per Québecer per year.*
Number of signatures since October 23, 2018
The numbers paint dreary picture. Québec is not doing enough to eliminate disposable cups. Although several businesses offer a discount with customers who have reusable cups, only 1% to 2% use them. Society has already made considerable efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of plastic bags; however, there is still a lot of work to be done to get rid of disposable cups. We must act now.
We have started this online petition so that people who love coffee, tea, any other beverage—and the environment—can have their say on the devastating impact of disposable cups. Once we get over 10 000 signatures, we will bring this petition to the National Assembly of Québec.
The ultimate goal? To identify solutions to solve this problem once and for all. Could it be a tax on cardboard cups? Government grants for eco-friendly businesses? At this point, all ideas are welcome to galvanize our elected officials and incite real action with local businesses.
Québec businesses that offer an incentive for using a reusable cup.
BeCoffee is a Québec-based company that is dedicated to all things coffee. Since its foundation in 2009, BeCoffee has been a Canadian pioneer in introducing reusable cups for coffee lovers. The company’s vision is to become the pan-Canadian leader in quality, eco-friendly coffee products.
Developed and made in Australia, the Smart Cup by Frank Green is a beautiful and smart reusable cup. Renowned for its spill-proof lid and double-wall isolation (which keeps liquids warm or cold for up to 45 minutes), it is the most practical reusable cup on the market. It is also recyclable at the end of its useful life. Its one-handed toggle button is perfect for when you’re on the go.
Designed in Australia
Good Design Australia’s Award for Product Design (Housewares, Fashion and Objects)