Easy tips to reduce your waste and celebrate Earth Day

Easy tips to reduce your waste and celebrate Earth Day

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Every year, billions of to-go paper and plastic cups end up in landfills or worse, in the ocean, where they can take hundreds of years to decompose? According to a study by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health*, the average American office worker uses about 500 disposable cups every year and only about 23% of those cups are recycled! Similarly, plastic cups are less likely to be recycled. Only 9% of all plastic waste produced has been recycled, and it can take up to 500 years for a plastic cup to decompose in a landfill.

It's a real problem, but we have a solution for your coffee-loving taste buds! As we celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, we can carry out our commitment to a better planet by making a few small changes that make a big impact. Here two simple and easy changes you can try:

1. Make your coffee at home

Instead of buying a coffee out, you can easily make your favorite flavored coffee drink at home using SweetLeaf liquid concentrate monk fruit sweeteners. These small bottles come in glass and only 5 drops sweetens 1 cup of coffee with zero sugar and all-natural ingredients. There are multiple irresistible coffee flavors including French Vanilla. One monk fruit sweetener glass bottle has 300 servings. To help reduce the temptation to use a to-go cup, you can make your coffee at home and know that you saved 300 to-go cups from hitting the landfill! Not only does it save you money to make your own coffee at home, but it eliminates the need for single-use cups altogether.

2. Bring your own reusable cup

Bring your own reusable cup when you get coffee or tea out. It's a simple way to reduce waste and show that you care about the environment. Plus, many coffee shops offer discounts to customers who bring their own cups! You can toss a bottle of monk fruit sweetener into your purse or backpack and always have a delicious, flavored coffee or tea at your fingertips. You can make your own flavored coffee drink by ordering a plain coffee filled in your own cup and adding 5 drops of monk fruit sweetener. By always keeping a reusable cup and a bottle of SweetLeaf® nearby it will soon become second nature to reach for your own cup and sweetener.


SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweet Drops and monk fruit sweetener glass bottles are perfect for more than just coffee.  You can use these to bake, cook, or marinade with. It’s worth investing in these stevia sweeteners and monk fruit sweeteners because they last a long time and they take up minimal space in your pantry. It’s a win win! Check out the different flavors and find what suits your taste buds.

We all have a role to play in protecting our planet. By using SweetLeaf® Sweet Drops and monk fruit sweeteners, and incorporating sustainable practices into our daily routines, we can help make a real difference. So let's raise a reusable cup!



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