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Coffee habits in Norway


Nine out of ten adults in Norway drink coffee, and each of us pours about 1200 cups a year.

Norwegians have long been at the top of the world in coffee drinking, and in recent years have competed with Finland to be at the top of the list.

The coffee drinkers drink an average of 3.7 cups on weekdays and 3.2 cups on weekends, the survey shows. It gives around 1200 annual cups to each of us.


How to drink coffee - A little about mugs.


Cardboard mug or cardboard cup is a container made of cardboard / cellulose, intended for beverages such as coffee or mineral water.

The cup is made of a cardboard layer, which is treated with a thin layer of plastic or wax to prevent the liquid from leaking or leaking through the cardboard. The cardboard mug can also be made in two layers, with a thin air gap between the two layers, and in this way a heat-insulating function is achieved.



Environmental consequences


Cardboard mugs have an impact on the environment, both during production and in the waste phase after use


Although the limbs themselves are made of renewable resources (wood chips), they consume more non-renewable resources during production than cups made of polystyrene foam, as energy is required to convert wood chips into pulp.

During its life cycle, pentane is the only significant emission associated with polystyrene cups. On the other hand, the production of paper requires more inorganic chemicals and produces significant amounts of emissions to water.

Recycling of polystyrene cups also has less environmental impact than recycling of cardboard mugs. However, cardboard mugs are more readily biodegradable than polystyrene mugs


source: Wikipedia


CARDBOARD CUP If you use the reusable cup only once before washing it, it is actually the disposable cardboard cup that is most environmentally friendly.


Cardboard cups and other disposable cups for take-away coffee are known as environmental nuisances, but is that the real case? Not necessarily, the Future is in our hands, based on research from the Netherlands.

Washing a cup is harmful to the environment. The use of a porcelain coffee cup gives a relatively large environmental impact, mainly due to the energy consumption when you wash it. At the same time, disposable cups provide a lot of waste and high energy consumption in production.

If you use a porcelain cup only once before washing it in a dishwasher, the environmental impact is actually greater than when using a cardboard cup once. At the same time, cardboard is better than plastic, when used once.

For the use of a porcelain cup to be the most environmentally friendly choice, you must use it at least twice before washing it - and preferably several.

On average, if you use a regular porcelain cup twice or more before putting it in the dishwasher, it is more environmentally friendly than disposable cups - which are only used once before it ends up in the bin.

If you are extra coffee thirsty and use the same cardboard cup up to several times, this is actually the most environmentally friendly option.



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