Reusables on the rise

At GoReusable we’re big fans of anything reusable, especially if it helps to reduce dependence on throw-away plastic.

There has been a lot of talk lately about the circular economy – the concept of avoiding waste by prioritising reuse. Riding on this trend, a New Jersey based company called TerraCycle has launched a new service called Loop in the US Northeast.

They have partnered with major consumer goods companies, such as Proctor & Gamble, Nestlé and Unilever, to produce versions of popular products in reusable packaging, which customers can order online. Once the containers are empty, they can be returned by courier to be sanitised and reused.

If all goes well, TerraCycle hope to launch Loop in the UK in autumn 2019 .

Children’s parties have long been associated with a lot of waste, not least from throwaway plates, cups and decorations. Jo Harris, a Cardiff-based mother of three, came up with the idea of putting together an ‘eco party pack’ of reusable plates, bowls, cups and more. Parents can hire the pack from their school’s parent-teacher association for a small donation. The idea is catching on, and other schools are now beginning to follow suit.

At the other end of the scale, we were interesting to note that luxury reusable drinking straws are now being touted as ‘the next must-have accessory’. Options currently on the market include 24 carat gold-plated[KM3] straws, which retail at around £100 for a set of eight, and individual stainless steel ones adorned with a rose quartz, amethyst or clear quartz crystal , which go for around £70 each.

About GoReusable

Launched in 2018, GoReusable was inspired by the pressing need to reduce the world’s dependency on single-use cups – an estimated 500 billion disposable cups are made and discarded globally each year.

Now your coffee will just taste all that better with a cup! With our latest Plant One Tree Cups and our partnership with the NFF not only are our cup helping to reduce the world’s dependency on single-use they also plant a tree. One cup purchased = One tree planted.

They are available for consumers to purchase directly through the website or for organisations to buy in bulk, either wholesale or branded.