Ever wondered what happens to your takeaway coffee cup?

Did you know we use a whopping one billion paper coffee cups each year? And the catch: they’re not all that easy to recycle. 

It turns out, that plastic film on the inside that does a romping job of making your paper cup does not leak makes things a bit tricky on the recycling end.

And we Aussies are not alone in the coffee cup craze. The UK throws away a monster 2.5 billion cups each year, according to the BBC. Fewer than one in 400 are properly recycled.

All these numbers got us thinking: