Your morning cuppa just got better — for you and the planet.

Pottery for the Planet is harnessing the power of the sun’s rays to fire its latest range of one-of-a-kind ceramic travel cups, tackling climate change one sip at a time.

The Sunshine Coast-based pottery business, renowned for its beautiful and unique ceramics, has produced the limited edition Sunny Day Cup — Australia’s first commercially solar-fired travel cup.

98 solar panels were installed on Pottery for the Planet’s studio in Noosa last year, harnessing  enough solar energy to power their solar-fired electric kiln and produce the zero emissions cup.

“We are transforming our business and using our resources to inspire change,” Pottery For The  Planet director, Renton Bishopric said.

  “Achieving a low-emissions travel cup involved big changes to the way we make our products,  switching out part of our production from a gas-fired kiln to a solar-fired electric kiln, thanks to new and exciting solar technology.”

ith an Instagram following of more than 116k, and a production line of more than 500 cups a  week, Pottery For The Planet plans to use its social influence to educate their audience on the benefits of solar, and encourage people and businesses to re-think their energy use.

“We are passionate about playing a role in reducing carbon emissions, and with solar you not only  fulfil your duty of care for the planet, you’re also reducing your energy bills and enabling your  business to grow,” Renton added.

“We’ve already prevented 40.7 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere so far – that’s the  same as planting 790 trees — and that figure is only going to grow. So we’re encouraging other  businesses to jump on board the renewable energy train, because it’s a sure-fire winner.”

50% of profits from each Sunny Day Cup is being donated to the Climate Council, Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation, meaning your morning cuppa is making a big difference.

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