Disposable espresso cups are undeniably damaging to the planet and its inhabitants, and whilst some areas ban them totally, we’ll proceed to really feel the results of our consumption for generations. The estimated 250 billion vessels we collectively use annually usually wind up in landfills and oceans contributing to air pollution, though they aren’t the one dangerous part of our morning habits: The grounds additionally produce gasses and harm soils when discarded in massive portions, two issues the designers behind the progressive Kreis Cup need to treatment.
Already totally funded on Kickstarter, the sustainability-focused venture combines espresso grounds with plant supplies, making a hardy substance molded right into a journey mug and latte cup. The sensible, recycled designs are dishwasher protected, double-walled for insulation, and totally biodegradable. As an extra perk, they even retain that signature espresso scent.
The Kreis Cup—which interprets to “circle cup” in reference to the method of being a part of a round financial system—is at the moment within the manufacturing stage, however you may nonetheless decide up the designs on Indiegogo. (through Yanko Design)
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