Every morning, millions of Americans swing by a coffee shop to pick up their java fix. Lurking on the counters of these caffeine dispensaries is the coffee stirrer. These seemingly innocuous disposables can add up quickly.
Really need to stir in your sugar? Opt for the wood stirrer. Envimpact offers the most complete calculation of the resources required to make a single plastic or wood coffee stirrer. The verdict? Plastic has twice the environmental impact as wood.
Better yet, ask the barista to give it a quick stir with their metal spoon.