World’s First Cup Of Coffee To Be Planted And Replenished With Local Flora

World's first cup of coffee to be planted and replenished with local flora

A cup of coffee that  has local seeds embedded inside the cup that will be used for reforestation of local communities.


Cup of coffee

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In the United States alone, more than 145 billion cups of coffee are thrown away annually. The habit of drinking coffee on the street or off the premises has led to a surprising amount of waste, much of which does not end up in recycling bins. On the other hand, conventional mugs can only be reused a couple of times before they end up in landfills. These cups are embedded with native wildflower seeds so they can be planted after use to help replenish arid soil, helping local bee colonies as well. The project was funded through a  Kickstarter campaign.

Biodegradable coffee cup information

The cups biodegrade  within 180 days, creating a layer of nutrient-rich soil in which the seeds can grow. The seeds chosen are those native to the region where the cups will be distributed. Each cup also contains at least one seed of some kind of local tree, so we can get trees to grow too. These mugs cost the same as standard, recyclable mugs, so this is a great incentive to attract locals or businesses where coffee is served.

Biodegradable coffee cup types of seeds

Even if consumers are lazy and throw the cups in the trash instead of a recycling bin, the cup will completely biodegrade in less than 200 days.

Biodegradable coffee cup

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