Finally, belatedly, I’ve overcome inertia and joined the world of people who use reusable mugs when getting a takeaway coffee.
You help the environment, you save money and you get a burst of triumphant feeling from having finally changed a habit for the good. All such good reasons that it’s a reminder of just how powerful the inertial pull of habits can be, and how they make us throw up all sorts of thin arguments in their defence. No, you won’t get weird looks when you ask to use the mug you’ve brought with you. Yes, the collapsible mugs really do collapse and fit easily in a your bag or even a good-sized pocket.
So if you’ve not yet done so, join me in changing that habit. Here’s the collapsible mug I’m using. It, well, collapses. But only when you need it to.