Coffee cup embedded with seeds grows into native plants

Coffee cup embedded with seeds grows into native plants

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

A shocking 146 billion coffee cups are discarded annually in America alone, and since most of those cups have a polyethylene lining, they can’t be recycled. It’s no wonder that we’ve seen initiatives such as Keep Cup and Good to Go looking to cut paper waste through reusable cups that can be bought or even rented. Now, Reduce. Reuse. Grow have developed another eco-friendly option in the Plantable Coffee Cup — a 100 percent biodegradable cup with native seeds embedded in its material, meaning it can be planted after use to help with local reforestation.

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