Getting coffee on the go can come with a lot of waste, but finding the right reusable to go mug can be a challenge!
My husband, Dave, and I are both big coffee drinkers, and that means that whether he's heading out to work or we're hitting the road for a vacation, we're most likely packing a to go coffee mug. The result is that Dave is sort of a collector of reusable mugs.
We've been through many, many reusable mugs in our house. Sometimes, they don't fit in the cup holder. Sometimes, they spill. Once, I donated some mugs because every time I drank from them, I got coffee on my nose. True story!
Despite donating so many mugs, we still have quite a stash of them, so when I came home from an out of town craft market to discover that he'd bought yet another pair of to go cups, I have to admit that I was not thrilled at first, but I'm coming around to this new set of mugs!
Aladding Sustain Mugs
I should note here that Aladdin hasn't sent us any samples, and we're not receiving any compensation from them for this review. So far, I'm really digging these mugs, and I thought you guys might, too!
The mugs he got are Aladdin Sustain mugs, and the first thing that gave me pause was that they're completely made from plastic. If you're a regular reader here, you know how I feel about plastic! But these mugs were different. According to the label, they make their mugs from a "proprietary mix of recycled plastics:"
Mug is made from 97% recycled food grade polypropylene containing 25% post consumer content and is recyclable where #5 plastic is collected.
97% recycled! Not too shabby. I was starting to feel a bit better about Dave's impulse buy. The mugs are also dishwasher safe, which is a big plus, and they say that they're microwave safe. Though I don't recommend microwaving plastic. Ever.
The mugs have a closure over the sippy part that snaps securely, and so far I haven't spilled coffee all over myself with these yet. That's a real feat, because I'm the clumsiest woman alive. At $10 apiece, they're pretty reasonably priced, too! Dave picked up our pair of mugs at Target, and you can also find them online at Shop Aladdin.