Who has never dreamed of being able to carry their cup with their favorite drink without it coming in our way? Initially intended for the most discerning campers, the collapsible cup reinvents itself and becomes the ideal solution to accompany you all day long, whether you live in the city or in the countryside. Just unfold it and enjoy your hot or cold drinks and once you're done you can fold it up and store it with ease. Saves time and space, especially when you have to travel and are afraid of knocking everything over. No more disposable plastic cups that release microplastics in your drinks or pollute the roads, seas and oceans. Once again, you will do your bit for the environment if you invest in a collapsible cup made from high quality food-grade silicone. It could even be that the foldable cup comes to dethrone your favorite cup installed on your desk to usually enjoy your tea or coffee. Validate one more step in your zero waste routine with this ingenious object that will very quickly become one of your essentials of the year for its comfort and practicality!
What is the use of a collapsible cup?
When we think of a collapsible cup or a reusable glass, we necessarily associate this object with camping, trails or hikes. But the stow away cup is no longer just for sportsmen and adventurers. Today, the various options available to us have evolved a lot. In our hectic lives and especially in our daily lives, we often need objects that accompany us quickly and well. At Takaterra, we have selected the star of the collapsible cup, the food-grade silicone model from Stojo of 355 ml. BPA free, it blends in perfectly with busy days and helps keep our drinks hot or cold. It can be taken anywhere, its hard lid is waterproof and helps hold the cup in place while not letting anything in and also preventing your favorite coffee from spilling. Its compact size makes it a great ally, since it can be unfolded and folded very quickly once your drink is finished. The little extras of this cup? Its thermal sleeve that will prevent you from burning yourself and its reusable straw available with some models. Significant advantages to be able to transport it in a more pleasant way!
Beyond its innovative design and practicality, choosing a collapsible cup is also part of an ecological approach. In your exploration of zero waste, you will surely be proud to make a contribution to the edifice by once again refusing plastic and by letting traders know in particular that you have a reusable collapsible cup. So, don't hesitate to take your smoothies, green juices or flavored teas on board and also ask your favorite coffee shop to fill your cup rather than accepting a plastic or cardboard version that you will necessarily throw away. You will do something for the planet and thus avoid increasing the surrounding plastic waste.
Which collapsible cup to choose?
The collapisible cup adapts to your daily life, whether you are a great sportsman or an adventurer in love with the mountain who likes to travel the trails in the forest. Whatever situation you find yourself in, you are bound to need to refresh yourself more or less regularly throughout the day. The different elements to be taken into account are obviously the quality of the cup and therefore the material thereof. Your best bet is to choose it from food grade silicone like the Stojo brand cup or made from a similar material that respects health and the environment. The importance of this criterion is in the interest of not contaminating what you drink. If you choose plastic, you will once again face the problem of microplastics which will be rejected invisibly but which you will still ingest. It is therefore essential, not only to continue to refuse plastic for known ecological reasons, but also to take care of your health by paying special attention to the material. So choose a collapsible cup with non-toxic, food-grade, BPA-free and odorless components.
If you want to transport hot drinks, the collapsible cup must also be able to withstand high temperatures and thus maintain optimum thermal protection. Food grade silicone will help keep your teas or coffees warm, no matter where you are. It is a material that resists thermal changes very effectively and in no way affects flavors and also keeps odors away. For example, you can freeze food in silicone containers by expelling the air or simply store it in the fridge to keep leftovers. In addition to being heat resistant, it is infinitely reusable and is positioned as the most eco-responsible alternative. It helps, once again, to reduce waste by avoiding plastic freezer bags or cling film and it is obviously unbreakable, and malleable. If you do drop your collapsible cup, you will probably need to wash it afterwards for hygiene measures, but you won't need to pick up the pieces. Its flexible material adapts to containers and movements and is also very easy to clean.
Capacity is also an important parameter if you go far and for an indefinite period. Think about the long days of hard work or exercise ahead and adjust the volume, so you don't miss anything on the way and stay hydrated all day long. It would be a shame to have to go back because your cup is already empty or to make ten trips back and forth from your office to the kitchen or to the canteen of your company. Having a collapsible cup with sufficient volume will allow you to quietly sip your favorite drink, whether you're on top of a mountain or staring at your screen. The Stojo folding cup and its large capacity of 355 ml will keep your drink at an optimal temperature and its large capacity will allow you not to have to refill it every ten seconds.
The weight is also a criterion of choice so that the cup does not interfere with you during your travels. Whether it is your handbag in a more urban everyday life or in your backpack during your sports activity, the ease of folding will be a considerable advantage for transporting it. Think about the times when your brew has run out and you don't know where to put your towering water bottle, other than on the side of your bag? You must have wondered if there isn't something more compact and easier to use. The collapsible cup is the most practical solution there is, it will be very discreet in your business and folds and unfolds at lightning speed. You can take it again at any time and fill it very easily. It will take up so little space that you might even find it in your bag during the day!
The lid and sealing are also important elements. If you buy a quality collapsible cup that does not provide a perfect seal, you are very likely to be embarrassed. At the slightest movement, your drink may evaporate and you will be very likely to stain yourself. The Stojo foldable cup has a perfectly adapted lid which does not let anything through and which also allows to maintain a certain rigidity, the food-grade silicone being rather flexible. You will be able to transport your favorite drinks with complete peace of mind.
Finally, the price is sometimes what blocks us from a financial point of view, we can indeed say that it is a certain amount and thus hesitate to invest. Do not try to get the cheapest version, you risk missing out. The price of a cup is not that high when you think about all the ecological, practical and healthy parameters!
To sum up, the essentials to take into account for the purchase of a cup are the quality of the material, the ease of storage and transport, the sealing capacity, the weight, the capacity but also the ability to keep your drinks hot or cold.
How to maintain your cup ?
To maintain your collapsible cup, nothing could be simpler. You can simply run it in the dishwasher, and even in the microwave when you want to heat your drink. If, however, the dishwasher option is out of the question because you don't have one at home, simply take some soap and water and wash it off with lukewarm water. The collapsible cup should always be clean and intact so that you can use it at all times.
Eco-responsible, reusable and transportable, the foldable food-grade silicone cup is an essential purchase and will fit perfectly into your zero waste routine.