Café Coffee Mug Share.
I came across a news story which completely captured the idea of power within a community. Something I’ve been thinking about recently, the story brings together this with the current hot topic of plastic and a personal favourite of mine – coffee!
I love the idea of drinking my takeaway coffee from a ‘proper’ mug or maybe a china cup for tea. There’s something really comforting, refined and, well, simple in taking an ordinary mug for a stroll. Of course that’s not the point, it saves using plastic (both one-use and reusable) and that can only be positive. The idea of people donating their unwanted china and porcelain further strengthens the root philosophy of reuse, reduce, recycle.
Have you ever donated an item to a local charity shop and wondered who it’s new owner might be? Charity shops tend to rotate stock around their shops in different towns, so the chance of you meeting the person who bought your hat is probably fairly slim. However, a coffee mug drop is likely to operate a far smaller catchment so the chances of sitting next to your pre-owned mug at the bus stop are far greater. In a society where we hear a lot about loneliness and dependency on technology to socialise, what a great conversation starter- ‘that was my mug…’.