Tiny Trash Can La Tasse reusable mug

La Tasse to go cups

These reusable, consigned cups are showing up in cafés across Quebec 👏 I got to enjoy a delicious vegan latte at Épicerie LOCO in one, guilt-free! 😋

For a $5 deposit, you can take your drink with you in this La Tasse cup and return it to any participating café and get your $5 back—you don’t even have to wash it! 🙌 These are a great option when you don’t want to invest in a reusable travel mug but still want coffee to go.


1) In Canada, 1.5 to 2 billion of these cups end up in a landfill each year. Globally more than a million are discarded every MINUTE 😢

2) Those paper cups are lined with plastic, which means they can’t be recycled. And the lids are often made of polystyrene plastic, which is generally not recycled in Quebec 🙁

3) For cities, disposable cups represent 1/4 the waste in street garbage cans and 1/3 the material in street recycling bins (and the main source of contamination in these bins). They also represent 15% of litter 😲

La Tasse cups are made with 100% recyclable plastic, and over the span of just a year reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 92% compared to disposable cups 👍

The next time you have a craving for a hot drink on the go and don’t have a reusable cup with you, ask for a real mug and enjoy it in the café. Or ask if they have a reusable consigned cup like La Tasse that you can take with you 🙂

To find a Quebec café near you with La Tasse cups, visit latasse.org/lereseau.

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