Canadians go through about 1.5 billion - yes, billion - take away beverage cups every year. Most of these cups aren't recyclable, let alone biodegradable. Even if they are, these cups often end up in the landfill because it can be inconvenient to find the right receptacle when you're out and about.
Diana Chan from Foodology.ca recently shared a blog post listing the places in Metro Vancouver that provide discounts to customers bringing their own mugs. Tearrific has always offered a discount if you bring your own cup, so I thought I would put together a list of other reusable-cup-friendly places in Calgary, Alberta. If you're ever in Metro Vancouver with your favourite travel mug, be sure to check out Diana's helpful list.
Some forward-thinking Calgary cafes and coffee shops offer discounts to customers who bring their own cups. This helps the cafe keep their own costs down and cups out of the landfill.
Bumpy's Cafe - 1040 8 St SW
Only pay for a small (regardless of size) when you bring your own mug.
Good Earth Coffeehouse - Multiple Locations
Fill your reusable cup for the price of a small drink.
Regal Cat Cafe - 303 10 St NW
Save $0.15 when you bring your own mug.
Second Cup - Multiple Locations
Save $0.20 when you bring your own mug.
Starbucks - Multiple Locations
Save $0.10 when you bring your own mug.
Did we miss your favourite cafe in our list? Leave a comment below and let us know! We'd love to add it to our post.