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Green Product of the Month -- Jan 2017

Let's be clear about one thing: I LOVE Starbucks. Gold Card member and all. I so do not have the money to go there as often as I would like, but if I could I'd go every day. This month I was able to do so, and be green at the same time. Win-win! Which is why Starbucks Reusable Tumblers are my choice for January's Green Product of the month!
Now, even though there are many, many brands of reusable tumblers, I've chosen the Starbucks brand because of how they've incentivized being green. Top brands encouraging environmentally friendly action? Heck yes!

There are two tumblers in particular that have incentivized their use over disposable plastic cups. First, there's their January 2017 Refill Tumbler.


Despite the fact January is over, the idea to offer free coffee/tea for a cetin period if you have a specific reusable is a great way to get people in the habit of bringing their own. If you don't have the tumbler, you don't get the free drink. It makes you start remembering to bring it. Starbucks runs these refill tumblers about once a year, so keep your eye out for the next one. Know that they're not cheap though, this one cost me $40. Completely worth it.

While the Refill Tumblers are on the high end when it comes to price, Starbucks also has a great budget option.


While it is plastic, this $2 reusable cup can replace many single use disposable ones, and still has that Starbucks aesthetic. It can be used for both hot and cold drinks, and since starbucks offers a 10 cent discount if you bring your own cup (any cup btw, not just their brand) it will eventually pay for itself.

Because of the way they've incentivized bringing your own, as well as how they've offered a variety of options for different customers, Starbucks Reusable Tumblers are my choice for this months Green Product of the Month!  

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