SoL Cups | Reusable Coffee Cups
Today I would like to blubber on about a pretty cool product, SoL Cups. I first discovered these about a year ago when I bought one (before Luxah became a stockist).
As like most people I discovered that the ‘paper’ takeaway cups that cafes supplied were’t recyclable. I soon learnt that the cups can contain chemicals that release into your drink! -which was slightly more concerning!
For me, a self-confessed coffee addict and Maccas drive-through lover (my main coffee dealer), I knew I needed to make a change – god knows I probably already made my break in screwing up the environment (and my health) already.
So, I advocated to stock SoL Cups at Luxah, and in the process, I learnt more awesome info about this brand and the awesome Aussies behind it.
Why it’s time to invest in a Reusable Coffee Cup
Let’s get down to the facts! About one third of waste disposal facilities is made up of packaging materials. Each year in Australia, over one billion (Yes, that’s ONE BILLION!) takeaway coffee cups are produced and disposed of.
Unfortunately, disposable coffee cups with a film of polyethylene are not recyclable and release methane gas when sent to landfill. These cups can also contain waxes and glues that when a hot beverage is added, it releases chemicals into your drink, and in turn gets absorbed by your body!
…and let’s not forget that you pay for this non-recyclable, polyethylene lined cup… why not invest in a stylish, reusable, chemical free cup and save that money to buy more coffee! 😉
Image: how I felt when I learnt about how much waste is produced by using throwaway coffee cups.
Why choose a SoL Cup?
- Every SoL Cup is made out of hand blown glass with a high percentage of ‘borosilicate’, making them extremely lightweight, super strong, ultra crystal clear and microwave and dishwasher safe!
- SoL Cups won’t absorb residual tastes, odours or germs, and won’t release chemicals (known to be endocrine disruptors in the body) into your beverage. As a result, your drink is fresher and cleaner and you’ll have zero concerns for your health.
- Every SoL Cup includes it’s own thermal silicone sleeve and lid, which is food-grade quality and BPA-free. Helping to keep your cup spill-free and your fingers protected from your hot beverage.
…And (My favourite, as a Luxah ‘Gifter’) All SoL Cups come in a SoL gift box which looks super stylish and expensive! The box is great quality so you can reuse it!
Meet SoL Founder, Rebecca Veksler
Why did you create SoL Cups?
“Over the years myself and my family have faced numerous health challenges, mainly around autoimmune disease. This year has definitely been a journey, as I was personally diagnosed and went through a pretty serious episode, from this, learning to completely re-structure my lifestyle, recover and better understand Auto-immune diseases on a very personal level, We’ve done in-depth research about the harmful impact the use of plastics has on the human body and environment, and we want to share our passion for wellbeing with as many people as possible”.
“I was working as a personal trainer at the time and always struggled to find a solution to taking a glass from home with my coffee or tea in it, and obviously it caused a few spillage problems. I found a few other cups on the market but they were either made of plastic, which i definitely didn’t want, or they were too heavy and didn’t look that great. I wanted a holistic solution – something health conscious, good for the environment and that also looked good, so I designed our own!”
I just learnt that you have your mum as a business partner. What’s it like working together?
“It is a pretty special experience, I think the most incredible part, your mum is the one person you can’t hide from, she knows everything about you! And vice versa, really, we have a very strong bond and friendship and have been through a lot together, so when it comes to business, that doesn’t really change. We are so ridiculously open and honest, that even in the most stressful times, it all comes from a place of love and honesty, so we get the BEST results from each other and within our brand.”
Rimma Veksler (Business Partner + Mum), Kenya (furbaby), Rebecca Veksler (Founder) – SoL Cups
Quick Questions with Rebecca Veksler
What’s your favourite SoL Cup Colour?
White or our new cream colour that’s coming soon 😉
Are you a coffee or tea drinker?
Coffee! And then tea. haha.
What fictional place would you most like to go?
On a magic carpet ride with Aladin!
What job would you be terrible at?
Anything to do with Maths.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?
how quickly you can change into Pj’s
What songs have you completely memorised?
Any song by Ricky Martin or Enrique Iglesias
What are some small things that make your day better?
The amazing clients we have, and my dog Kenya.
How do you relax after a hard day of work?
Doing some exercise, cooking! And seeing my boyfriend.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Skydive! (It’s on my bucket list)
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
Achieving all my personal and business goals, building my own family, traveling more!
What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
My bad jokes.
What irrational fear do you have?
Spiders and sometimes butterflies.
If you could have a never-ending candle that smelled like anything you wanted, what fragrance would you want it to be?
I know it sounds boring but vanilla and cinnamon, but not too sweet.
What is your most-used emoji?
Almost every text has this on the end😊
Where is your happy place?
Anywhere near the beach.
Join the SoL Cup Lovers
Rebecca has successfully built her business with a purpose, and produced a stylishly designed and useful product with a playful heart, that we can all enjoy and help to minimise our impact on the environment and take care of our health.
Thanks for reading 😉