The biodegradable cup that can be planted after use

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Drink the coffee and then plant the cup. The idea of ​​the American startup “Reduce. Reuse. Grow ", hunting for funds on KickStarter to create the take-away container that is not thrown away after use but that is planted to give life to flowers and trees


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Drink the coffee and then plant the cup. The idea of ​​the American startup “Reduce. Reuse. Grow ”, hunting for funds on KickStarter to make the take-away container that is not thrown away after use but that is planted to give life to flowers and trees.

Defined as the most eco-friendly disposable cup of coffee, it could help repopulate our land with greenery. This is the goal of the initiative. “We have developed a post-consumer paper cup, which will be able to eliminate over a ton of CO2 from the atmosphere per year once planted, ”explains the team.

Even if made of cardboard and recyclable 2-3 times, the current glasses used in fast food restaurants (a real must in the USA), however, have a limited life span. After being recycled, their fibers deteriorate.

In this way, on the other hand, the cups would give rise to a new life, also avoiding turning into waste. Even if thrown away, they would be completely biodegradable in 180 days and still bear fruit.

How the cup works? Simple. After drinking the coffee, the or the drink contained in it, the cup must be opened and left in water for 5 minutes. At that point, just plant it according to the seeds it contains, indicated in the front. On the bottom there are also instructions with suggestions for making the new plant grow in beauty.

What if you have no way to plant it? At that point, special baskets installed in the cities would intervene, where you can throw the cups. The collection will allow them to be used for both local and national reforestation projects, to repopulate the areas destroyed by fires but also to enrich public parks.



The project will be funded only if it manages to raise at least $ 10 within the next 15 days.



Francesca Mancuso

Photo: Planttrash

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