Let’s Have Reusable PJ Coffee Mugs :)

IamTomIamTom Posts: 1,003
Merch That Gives? Reusable coffee mugs. 

Pinching an idea from the BTP. 

How about a PJ reusable coffee mug? There could be different styles and sizes and I imagine there would be many sold. 

Collectors would obviously need two...one to look at, one to use. 

The pinching of an idea is thinking PJ could do what the Boston Tea Party coffee shops have done here in the UK and give money to charity for every reusable cup they sell. That’s after charging only £4.95 per mug, they don’t make a profit on the mugs.

Oh, and on the first of June they banned the use of disposable cups at their stores. You can’t get a paper cup with a plastic lid in their stores. If you don’t want to buy a mug you can loan one. This isn’t a profit making venture, simply understanding we need to do more to take care of the world we live in. It’s also a way of bringing awareness to the issue of landfill and single use, hoping more people open their eyes a little more. Since the ban came in on the first of June they’ve saved 74,000 cups & lids from going to landfill and they only have 22 stores. 

We need to do so much more for the planet that so generously gives to us as we seem to mostly only take from her. 

Pearl Jam could bring out a line in reusable mugs, give proceeds to environmental organisations and reduce waste in the process. Make them available out of the EU store and give those proceeds to organisations here. 

I’d love Given To Live to do this but we’d sell a handful and be left with boxes full. And GTL hasn’t the influence to change habits. The BTP stores took a huge risk (they also don’t stock drinks in plastic bottles or put straws in drinks) but they’re still going and people still take away - but in reusable mugs that don’t go to landfill. 

Here’s a few FAQ etc from the BTP about the impact this has made in such a short time. The big chains could do this, they have the power to change, teach, educate and facilitate change; they just don’t bother. If everyone asks the chains when they’re getting rid of landfill cups every time they went in with their disposable cup they might listen. 



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  • ST66483ST66483 Posts: 276
    Great post - I’d be in for one of these.
  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 1,306
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  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 7,907
    Made my own when I hit 40 shows =)  Would love to buy a new one... great idea. 


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    2000: Cincinnati, Columbus, Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3, Boston 1, Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia, Uniondale, MSG 1 & 2, Holmdel
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  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 1,306
    on2legs said:
    Made my own when I hit 40 shows =)  Would love to buy a new one... great idea. 


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  • GabyAlvarezGabyAlvarez Posts: 1
    edited November 2018
    This is a great initiative that could definitely cause a wave! Klean Kanteen supports a lot of events with reusable stainless steel
    pints, drinking bottles and tumblers. Keep Cup is another company that has a great line of reusable coffee cups and they do branding as well! Another brand is Ecoffecup with their bamboo cups ! I would absolutely invest in such merch if available. Venues also need to change their way of selling drinks! I went to see EV at Heartland Festival last year and wanted to bring my reusables (tumbler, coffee cup
    and water bottle) wrote them a mail asking about it and they answered that none of my items were allowed by security and that because of hygiene they couldn’t allow
    refillables. This can (has to) change :) 
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    PJ !!!!!!!!!
  • IamTomIamTom Posts: 1,003
    This is a great initiative that could definitely cause a wave! Klean Kanteen supports a lot of events with reusable stainless steel
    pints, drinking bottles and tumblers. Keep Cup is another company that has a great line of reusable coffee cups and they do branding as well! Another brand is Ecoffecup with their bamboo cups ! I would absolutely invest in such merch if available. Venues also need to change their way of selling drinks! I went to see EV at Heartland Festival last year and wanted to bring my reusables (tumbler, coffee cup
    and water bottle) wrote them a mail asking about it and they answered that none of my items were allowed by security and that because of hygiene they couldn’t allow
    refillables. This can (has to) change :) 
    I might be wrong but I think the BTP mugs are bamboo. I’m passing by there in a few so will confirm:) 


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    Latest story - Declan at Slipknot is up on the website now at www.giventolive.com along with Kayleigh at Foo Fighters, Tony at Stereophonics and more.

    Inspired by Pearl Jam, making live music dreams come true.
  • IamTomIamTom Posts: 1,003
    on2legs said:
    Made my own when I hit 40 shows =)  Would love to buy a new one... great idea. 


    That’s reusable take away mug? Damn cool if it is :)
    Given To Live -

    Latest story - Declan at Slipknot is up on the website now at www.giventolive.com along with Kayleigh at Foo Fighters, Tony at Stereophonics and more.

    Inspired by Pearl Jam, making live music dreams come true.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    on2legs said:
    Made my own when I hit 40 shows =)  Would love to buy a new one... great idea. 


    That’s awesome!!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 7,907
    mcgruff10 said:
    on2legs said:
    Made my own when I hit 40 shows =)  Would love to buy a new one... great idea. 


    That’s awesome!!
    Not as awesome as the PJ60 mug you’re closing in on! =)
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    1998: East Rutherford, MSG 1 & 2
    2000: Cincinnati, Columbus, Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3, Boston 1, Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia, Uniondale, MSG 1 & 2, Holmdel
    2005: Atlantic City 1
    2006: Camden 1, East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2, MSG 1 & 2, Newark(EV)
    2009: Philadelphia 1, 2, & 4
    2010: Newark, MSG 1 & 2
    2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field, Brooklyn 2, Philadelphia 1 & 2, Baltimore
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    on2legs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    on2legs said:
    Made my own when I hit 40 shows =)  Would love to buy a new one... great idea. 


    That’s awesome!!
    Not as awesome as the PJ60 mug you’re closing in on! =)
    Two more shows!!! That would be one hell of a mug. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 7,907
    mcgruff10 said:
    on2legs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    on2legs said:
    Made my own when I hit 40 shows =)  Would love to buy a new one... great idea. 


    That’s awesome!!
    Not as awesome as the PJ60 mug you’re closing in on! =)
    Two more shows!!! That would be one hell of a mug. 
    Hit me up when you make it there.  I’d be happy to make you one. 
    1996: Randall's Island 2
    1998: East Rutherford, MSG 1 & 2
    2000: Cincinnati, Columbus, Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3, Boston 1, Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia, Uniondale, MSG 1 & 2, Holmdel
    2005: Atlantic City 1
    2006: Camden 1, East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2, MSG 1 & 2, Newark(EV)
    2009: Philadelphia 1, 2, & 4
    2010: Newark, MSG 1 & 2
    2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field, Brooklyn 2, Philadelphia 1 & 2, Baltimore
    2015: Central Park
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2, MSG 1 & 2, Fenway Park 2, MSG(TOTD)
    2017: Brooklyn(RnRHOF)
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,626
    on2legs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    on2legs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    on2legs said:
    Made my own when I hit 40 shows =)  Would love to buy a new one... great idea. 


    That’s awesome!!
    Not as awesome as the PJ60 mug you’re closing in on! =)
    Two more shows!!! That would be one hell of a mug. 
    Hit me up when you make it there.  I’d be happy to make you one. 
    Awesome, thank you. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • IamTomIamTom Posts: 1,003
    IamTom said:
    This is a great initiative that could definitely cause a wave! Klean Kanteen supports a lot of events with reusable stainless steel
    pints, drinking bottles and tumblers. Keep Cup is another company that has a great line of reusable coffee cups and they do branding as well! Another brand is Ecoffecup with their bamboo cups ! I would absolutely invest in such merch if available. Venues also need to change their way of selling drinks! I went to see EV at Heartland Festival last year and wanted to bring my reusables (tumbler, coffee cup
    and water bottle) wrote them a mail asking about it and they answered that none of my items were allowed by security and that because of hygiene they couldn’t allow
    refillables. This can (has to) change :) 
    I might be wrong but I think the BTP mugs are bamboo. I’m passing by there in a few so will confirm:) 


    Bamboo it is. 
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    Latest story - Declan at Slipknot is up on the website now at www.giventolive.com along with Kayleigh at Foo Fighters, Tony at Stereophonics and more.

    Inspired by Pearl Jam, making live music dreams come true.
  • I’d TOTALLY be in for a reusable PJ mug!!!!! I drink coffee every day and this would be perfect to help the environment along 😊😊😊😊
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  • IamTomIamTom Posts: 1,003

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  • Such a good idea.
  • H.ChinaskiH.Chinaski Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,446
    I'd like to get one of those enamel camping mugs they were making a couple years ago... although i remember them being way overpriced...
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  • IamTomIamTom Posts: 1,003
    I'd like to get one of those enamel camping mugs they were making a couple years ago... although i remember them being way overpriced...
    That’s one of the reasons I included what BTP is doing. They’ve chosen to make no profit because having no cups heading to landfill is more important to them. If a tiny chain can do this so can the giants but they don’t sadly. 
    Given To Live -

    Latest story - Declan at Slipknot is up on the website now at www.giventolive.com along with Kayleigh at Foo Fighters, Tony at Stereophonics and more.

    Inspired by Pearl Jam, making live music dreams come true.
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 7,907
    PJ ugly Christmas sweater mug =)


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    1998: East Rutherford, MSG 1 & 2
    2000: Cincinnati, Columbus, Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3, Boston 1, Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia, Uniondale, MSG 1 & 2, Holmdel
    2005: Atlantic City 1
    2006: Camden 1, East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2, MSG 1 & 2, Newark(EV)
    2009: Philadelphia 1, 2, & 4
    2010: Newark, MSG 1 & 2
    2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field, Brooklyn 2, Philadelphia 1 & 2, Baltimore
    2015: Central Park
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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 55,678
    on2legs said:
    PJ ugly Christmas sweater mug =)


    Whoa!!  :o Want!! 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,849
    I would love one of these branded by Pearl Jam if possible. These are the best travelers in existence. I can't use anything else now. ;)





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  • IamTomIamTom Posts: 1,003
    PJ_Soul said:
    I would love one of these branded by Pearl Jam if possible. These are the best travelers in existence. I can't use anything else now. ;)





    The great thing about the way the Boston Tea Party have done this is they use ecocups that they sell for less than $7.50. They make their choice to stand up for our planet affordable and their mugs are great :) 

    Put a $20/30 price tag on and it defeats the purpose and dilutes the message. 
    Given To Live -

    Latest story - Declan at Slipknot is up on the website now at www.giventolive.com along with Kayleigh at Foo Fighters, Tony at Stereophonics and more.

    Inspired by Pearl Jam, making live music dreams come true.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,849
    IamTom said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I would love one of these branded by Pearl Jam if possible. These are the best travelers in existence. I can't use anything else now. ;)





    The great thing about the way the Boston Tea Party have done this is they use ecocups that they sell for less than $7.50. They make their choice to stand up for our planet affordable and their mugs are great :) 

    Put a $20/30 price tag on and it defeats the purpose and dilutes the message. 
    Oh well. I just want a good mug that I like, and if it's branded by PJ that's a nice bonus. Not interested in an inferior mug just because it is branded by PJ... not even for charity. I already do my part. ;) Sucks to be me I guess, haha.
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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 7,915
    IamTom said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I would love one of these branded by Pearl Jam if possible. These are the best travelers in existence. I can't use anything else now. ;)





    The great thing about the way the Boston Tea Party have done this is they use ecocups that they sell for less than $7.50. They make their choice to stand up for our planet affordable and their mugs are great :) 

    Put a $20/30 price tag on and it defeats the purpose and dilutes the message. 
    The Contingo autoseal PJSoul likes is maybe $16. My Contigo Snapseal is less than $13. Neither are $20/30. I don't know how it dilutes the message to have a quality reusable travel mug that actually keeps your hot beverage hot for longer than a half hour.  I would rather pay a few dollars more for something that I would be apt to use.  
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  • IamTomIamTom Posts: 1,003
    I’m going at this from the angle of using this to educate & create change. People who already consider the environmental implications of takeaway cups either have their own mug or don’t takeaway. 

    When 1 small chain chooses to ban the use of takeaway cups (and also don’t sell drinks out of plastic bottles but that’s another story) and stops over 70k cups & lids going to landfill in 5 months they had to do something that wouldn’t lose their customers. In the process they’ve, hopefully, educated some people. 

    While a great PJ mug might look exactly that, I’m thinking a strong environmental model can be put across in the process. I realise I’m probably a dreamer but I know far too many people who don’t care, I see absurd amounts of stores serve drinks in t/a cups to people who drink in. And I’d infinitely prefer to see pics of PJ reusable mugs fill my insta feed than yet another takeaway cup with a name on that’s heading to landfill. 
    Given To Live -

    Latest story - Declan at Slipknot is up on the website now at www.giventolive.com along with Kayleigh at Foo Fighters, Tony at Stereophonics and more.

    Inspired by Pearl Jam, making live music dreams come true.
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 7,915
    IamTom said:
    I’m going at this from the angle of using this to educate & create change. People who already consider the environmental implications of takeaway cups either have their own mug or don’t takeaway. 

    When 1 small chain chooses to ban the use of takeaway cups (and also don’t sell drinks out of plastic bottles but that’s another story) and stops over 70k cups & lids going to landfill in 5 months they had to do something that wouldn’t lose their customers. In the process they’ve, hopefully, educated some people. 

    While a great PJ mug might look exactly that, I’m thinking a strong environmental model can be put across in the process. I realise I’m probably a dreamer but I know far too many people who don’t care, I see absurd amounts of stores serve drinks in t/a cups to people who drink in. And I’d infinitely prefer to see pics of PJ reusable mugs fill my insta feed than yet another takeaway cup with a name on that’s heading to landfill. 
    I get what you are saying. I speak for myself when I say I would be more apt to purchase reusable through a place such as the one you mention if it is good enough to hold my tea hot for several hours.  (Sipper, not a chugger here. :wink: )  I fear that the one they have now wouldn't work well for me, but I applaud them for a reusable alternative that is not overpriced.  

    Reusable cups.  Reusable bags.  Recycling. Agree completely.  
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,849
    deadendp said:
    IamTom said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I would love one of these branded by Pearl Jam if possible. These are the best travelers in existence. I can't use anything else now. ;)





    The great thing about the way the Boston Tea Party have done this is they use ecocups that they sell for less than $7.50. They make their choice to stand up for our planet affordable and their mugs are great :) 

    Put a $20/30 price tag on and it defeats the purpose and dilutes the message. 
    The Contingo autoseal PJSoul likes is maybe $16. My Contigo Snapseal is less than $13. Neither are $20/30. I don't know how it dilutes the message to have a quality reusable travel mug that actually keeps your hot beverage hot for longer than a half hour.  I would rather pay a few dollars more for something that I would be apt to use.  
    Totally. But remember, we're talking about something sold in the 10C store. The markup will be massive. Plus $100 shipping to Canada. :lol: ;)
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