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Reduce reuse grow - coffee cups

Disposable coffee cups embedded with seeds

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One eco-friendly company from California is striving to make a difference with the coolest invention for caffeine lovers ever! Reduce. Reuse. Grow., a startup company based out of San Louis Obispo in California, USA, invented the world’s first plantable coffee cup. When planted the seeds embedded within the cup grow in the ground, sprouting life out of what was once a worthless old coffee cup.

Reduce. Reuse. Grow. hopes to raise enough money to make these awesome coffee cups that grow into trees a reality at a coffee shop near you. The cups will be made based on location, so that each cup contains native seeds from the area it is served in. This ensures your coffee cup will grow and flourish in your own backyard.

The technology

Plant trash - coffee cup
Their first program to support the spread of their product is named “Buy a Cup, Grow a Plant.” With every product you serve to your customer, they partner with local restoration organisations to plant a plant for every cup sold. Reduce. Reuse. Grow. are looking to develop this same eco friendly tech into more recyclable container products aimed at the fast food / convenience market. Can’t wait to see this sort of tech be common place.

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