Why BillieCup ?

Why use Billie Cup?

  • Free. You get your 1 euro deposit back when you return the Billie cup.
  • Easy. You don’t have to bring a reusable cup from home.
  • Swag. You’re on the go with a handy and very cool cup.
  • Environmentally friendly. You make less waste and reduce your environmental impact.

Why partner up with Billie Cup?

  • Less waste. Look at that, your pile of garbage has been cut in half.
  • Cheaper. You don’t pay for cups anymore, you only pay a service fee.
  • Customer loyalty. Billie Cup customers always come back.
  • Visibility. We love to promote Billie’s Best Friends.
  • Sustainable image. You are one of the pioneers offering a solution.
  • Practical. You can order and return cups at any time.

Why we do it ?

Millions of disposable cups every day. They are not getting recycled.

Some facts and figures: in France and the Netherlands, about 3 billion coffee cups are thrown away each year. In the US, that number reaches up to 158 million a day. That’s half a trillion disposable cups worldwide every year. Can you see that mountain of garbage piling up in front of you? The popularity of take away seems to be unstoppable…. But we can fight Mount Coffee Cups with a very simple solution: a system of reusable coffee cups. Let’s go Billie!

Safe the trees. We don’t have to cut them down to make cups.

Did you know that worldwide 4 billion trees are used each year for making paper and cardboard? That is 35% of all the forests we cut down. While wood may well be a renewable resource, it is cut down faster than it can grow back.  Trees help our ecosystem by absorbing CO2. Every tree is a ‘mini-air purification station’. We need ‘m. (Oh, and don’t get us started on the water, energy and transport needed for the production of disposable cups).

Dump single-use.
Reuse is the way to go

You think disposable cups are harmless? We don’t blame you. Companies are spending big money to make ‘m look eco-friendly: green leaf here, little tree there… Oh so pretty. Okay, some are recyclable or compostable. So what’s the big deal? Well, those paper cups have a plastic lining in order to be waterproof and to handle hot drinks. Even if that lining is made from bioplastics or compostable materials, it’s too complex and expensive for cities to recycle the cups. As a result, they end up in the incinerator. More than 99 percent of disposable cups are not recycled. Auch.

Share it. Deposit systems work,
waste sucks.

About 40 percent of all litter consists of single-use drink containers: plastic bottles, cans and disposable cups. Millions of euros in tax money is wasted on keeping our streets and public spaces clean. Plastic waste doesn’t just disappear in the environment: it breaks down into dangerous microplastics that end up in our rivers, lakes and oceans. So what’s the solution? A deposit return system! Many European countries have already proven tis efficiency, with a drop of up to 90 % of single use drink containers being dumped. Our 1 euro deposit guarantees no waste. Everything you bring back won’t end up in the plastic soup!

Be part of the solution.
We’ve made it so easy.

We know, we know! People are ‘too busy to think about waste’, and disposable cups are ‘so convenient’. Use it, ditch it, and carry on. We get it, and that’s why we want to keep sustainability easy and convenient for everyone.

Here’s a fun fact for you: being green makes you happy. Think about it. Don’t you feel good about yourself when you use a reusable cup instead of a single-use cup? Research shows that countries that make an effort for the environment achieve higher scores on the worldwide happiness index. So, what are you waiting for?

The future is circular,
welcome to our circle!

Waste mountains are growing bigger each year, incinerators are struggling to keep up. We are running out of resources and our planet is suffering. We all have to start thinking and acting more circular, with products that last for as long as possible and materials that don’t go to waste. Our Billie Cups are strong enough to stay in our circular system for years. At the end of their long life, we take them out to be recycled.